Building on strengths

Quiz: How Resilient Is Your Teen?

By Kate Kelly

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Does your teenager respond confidently and capably to challenges both large and small? Take this quiz to get an idea how resilient he is. You’ll also find tips to help him learn to be even better at bouncing back, learning from setbacks and working toward his goals.

When your teen isn’t doing well in a class, how likely is he to ask the teacher for help or try a different study strategy?

When something goes wrong—for instance, when he’s late for school—how often does your teen blame you or someone else?

Overall, would you say that your teen has a realistic sense of his strengths and weaknesses?

Your child wants to try out for the soccer team in the fall. How likely is it that he’ll work on his skills over the summer and follow through with the tryout?


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