Resilience-Boosting Activities

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The Feelings Habit Animal Quiz, This Quiz provides a playful way for grown-ups and kids to discover their current habits around feelings, which is a foundation for building resilience skills together. 

A pen and a flower rest on a journal

The Path to Resilience Journaling Challenge, Join Jamie Lynn Tatera for a free Journaling Challenge designed to help you boost your own resilience (resilient adults are equipped with skills to raise resilient kids). 


Interview with Jamie Lynn Tatera: How do we cultivate resilience in children?

Excerpt from Interview with Christopher Germer on shame and parenting with self-compassion.

Recommended Books

The Path to Resilience Photo Book, authored by Jamie Lynn Tatera with photographs by Jorie Johanson, is a beautiful, multi-generational resource for helping parents and children grow mindfulness, resilience, and self-compassion.

The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook, written by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer, is a wonderful resource for adults to support your mindful self-compassion journey.

The Whole-Brain Child, written by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson, is an excellent parenting book, full of resources that will help you to nurture your child’s developing mind.

Recommended Websites, Kristin Neff’s self-compassion website is an excellent place to learn more about the practice of self-compassion and access related research., The Center for Mindful Self-Compassion hosts ongoing MSC practice groups for MSC graduates and is a great place to find information about additional adult and teen Mindful Self-Compassion class offerings.