Resilience in Kids: Religious Programs

We want our kids to make good choices, the choices they are faced with when we are not around.  We want that for our kids, yet so many kids have no faith-based examples to follow in their lives.  Today I want to say that participation in Religious Programs or faith-based programs adds resilience to kids.  They help to create exactly the kind of young person that we hope for our kids.  Not only do the teaching benefit the kids when we are not around as adults, but the kids are also around other great kids.  The kids that participate in religious programs are kids that want to do well, that fully-participate in school, and have high goals and achievement for their lives.  These programs include activities, games, teachings, discussions about life, and difficulties that kids are facing, as well as many fun community events and trips.

I encourage our parents today to find an excellent faith-based organization that fits their families’ beliefs and starts by getting your child involved with other great kids.  We know that there isn’t any guarantee that all the kids are great kids who make good choices; there isn’t such a place.  But the kids that are involved with faith-based organizations are an excellent start for selection of solid kids.

I encourage our parents to explore this resilience-building asset with their kids, and I think you will find that stable character traits begin to develop.

Yours for Better Parenting,

Rich