Dr. Kate Lund is a licensed clinical psychologist and performance coach with more than fifteen years of experience. She has specialized training in medical psychology from Shriners Hospital for Children in Boston, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, all of which are affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and she is an adjunct instructor in Psychology at Bastyr University in Seattle.  Why did you write this book? Why is resilience so important? Talk about the importancte of managing a challenge. Why is developing the courage to try and the courage to fail important ideas to discuss with your child? You mention a child develops courage by trying new things and pushing limits. Just as it is important to try, it is important to fail. Why? Confidence is an important concept here as confident children are more likely to believe in themselves and their abilities to move forward despite challenge than those children with less inherent confidence. Can you give some examples of how to foster confidence? Don’t let challenges define you, explain. You have a personal story as a child who lived fully with and beyond medical challenges, can you share more about this? You discuss the importance of optimism, why is this important to children. How do you fostering an optimistic outlook while elping children to manage challenge? Does this help them to stand up for the underdog, walk away from conflict and see the possibilities beyond the challenge? Where can listeners go for more information about you and this book?

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