Teaching children to be resilient

Author and psychologist Robert Brooks will visit Wilton on April 27 to discuss resiliency in children — why some children are inherently more able to cope with challenges than others, and what steps parents and other adults can take to help every child develop the positive self-image and confidence necessary for being resilient.
The free, Monday evening program will take place from 7 to 8:30 in the Wilton High School Little Theater at 395 Danbury Road. A morning program will take place from 11 to 12:30 at the Weston Public Library Community Room, 56 Norfield Road.
This event is sponsored by Wilton Youth Council, Wilton Youth Services, Weston Youth Services and Silver Hill Hospital.
“Teaching a child to be resilient is not just about telling them to have a ‘stiff upper lip,’” says Dr. Aaron Krasner, adolescent transitional living program service chief at Silver Hill Hospital. Resiliency, he says, is the ability to recognize and manage challenges as well as learn to cope with them effectively.
Registration is not required but information is available from Wilton Youth Services at 203- 834-6241 or Weston Youth Services at 203-222-2585.