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Learn How To Build Resilience In Kids At Norwalk's SoNo Library

Find out how to build resilience in kids at South Norwalk Library free program.
Find out how to build resilience in kids at South Norwalk Library free program. Photo Credit: Norwalk Public Library

NORWALK, Conn. -- A program aimed at helping to build resilience in children who tend to quit difficult tasks due to frustration, low confidence, or both is offered Thursday, Jan. 7 at the South Norwalk branch library.

The presentation will be led by marriage and family therapist Todd Kellogg.

Research shows that the brain changes over time when faced with challenges that require effort, making mistakes, and, ultimately, persistence. 

One fundamental characteristic to successful learning is grit. Grit is made up of stamina, passion, and a determination to continuously plug-away when experiencing difficulty. 

The problem that plagues many children, though, is that, instead of embracing difficulty, they shun the experience and associate challenging tasks with anxiety and stress.

Others might just give up, thereby killing off the learning opportunity. 

It is possible to help children learn by increasing their understanding and acceptance of trial and error, the process of how we learn a vast majority of our skills over time. 

Kellogg's talk is free open to the public. 

A light dinner will be served from 6 to 6:30 p.m. 

Register online or by calling (203) 899.2790, ext. 15902.

The event runs 6 to 8 p.m. at 10 Washington St.

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