Real children need real experiences with real people to grow up happy, healthy, strong, kind and resilient. The second edition of this bestselling book explores the 10 essential building blocks that help children build resilience and self-esteem in our chaotic, uncertain world.
We can’t change the world, however we can help our children to develop emotional buoyancy and competence by experiencing life’s joys and successes, as well as its challenges and setbacks. When this is done within the safety of supportive relationships—especially in families and communities—one building block at a time from birth to 12, children can grow into being the capable, independent adults we all yearn to meet one day.
“Real kids in an Unreal world is a gem of wisdom, plain and simple. The book would appear to have been published from the ‘tree of knowledge’ and is a very good guidebook to keeping kids normal in today’s fast paced world. Maggie Dent breaks down the essentials of raising well adjusted children into 10 building blocks.” — Mamamia.com (read full review)
“I like that this book is presented in a simple, easy-to-delve-into format. The fact is, few parents have the time to sit down and read a parenting tome cover to cover. Instead, you dip into them here and there, zeroing in on the bits that are relevant at that time. This is where the format of Real Kids in an Unreal World works – sure, you can read it cover-to-cover but you can also open it to any page and grab some really useful information.” — Babyology.com (read full review)
“A must read for parents and teachers, the sooner the better.” — Goodreads.com
- Once Upon a Time
- 10 Resilience Building Blocks
- Building Block 1- Healthy pregnancy
- Building Block 2- Good Nutrition
- Building Block 3- Safe circle of caring family
- Building Block 4- Plenty of play
- Building Block 5- Build life skills
- Building Block 6- Meaningful involvement
- Building Block 7- Clear boundaries
- Building Block 8- Absence of stress
- Building Block 9- Self mastery
- Building Block 10- Strengthen the spirit
- What is Self-esteem?