ABCs Of Resilience: Why One Kid Gives Up And Another Doesn't

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There's a reason why some children bounce back after failure, and why some give up.

Have you ever wondered why some children may be more resilient than others? You may guess the difference lies in genetic disposition or family circumstance. Maybe some are just born "stronger," or maybe some have parents that are extra supportive.

While this may all be true, there is a single factor that supersedes the influences of genes, childhood experiences, and opportunity or wealth when it comes to resilience. In fact, according to decades of research, the biggest influence on resilience is something within our control.

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This article was originally published at Psych Central. Reprinted with permission from the author.