Teaching teens to tackle tough topics with resiliency tools

By ANGIE THORNE
 
Stretched to the breaking point? Flattened by the pressures around you? Unable to bounce back from the challenges life throws your way? Though some people seem to be born resilient, many struggle with overcoming life’s obstacles. Thankfully, the skills necessary to achieve resiliency can be learned, which is why its being taught to Soldiers, spouses and, now, their children. Resiliency training, according to Stacy Delgado, a master resiliency trainer with Fort Polk’s Army Community Service, benefits military children because it builds the resiliency to overcome adversity. “We are trying to give these kids the same skills that their Soldier and other Family members are learning so that everyone is on the same page when it comes to communication. The hope is that it will help the whole Family function positively,” said Delgado.
 
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