Parents and children today are stressed out and overextended.Our children are raised in hyper-competitive environments where demands and expectations can be daunting. As parents, we’re challenged to help our children manage the demands of school, extracurricular activities, social lives and family responsibilities. Our kids and teens face enormous pressure to excel academically, athletically, and/or in the performing arts.
Coping with these expectations can be difficult, even overwhelming. Together, we explore ways to help kids develop the necessary skills to strengthen their resilience – their ability to bounce back from adversity, disappointments and setbacks – in order to reach their greatest potential. The ability to learn and grow from stumbling blocks is imperative in order to achieve our goals, in school, sports, performance and life.
Sue Sugarman is a licensed clinical Social Worker in New York City, as well as a mom and an athlete. In addition to her work with children, adolescents and their families, she engages in public speaking and workshops on sports as well as performing arts related to child and adolescent development.