In the words of Dr. Sam Goldstein-- It's ordinary magic!
There are many reasons for this that are very much beyond our control, but there are definite teaching practices that can tap into each child's ability to become more resilient. I am always on the look out for great Ted Talks on the topic of resilience or research articles that can provide me with more knowledge about the nature of resilience. This weekend I came across an excellent Ted Talk given by Dr. Sam Goldstein. If you haven't seen it, I recommend that you click on the You Tube video below to check it out. In the video he really emphasizes that how we go about instilling in children an understanding and appreciation of how to deal with a mistake plays a critical role in helping them to develop a better awareness of the importance of resilience.