How to Raise Resilient Kids // with Dr. Kate Lund
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Resilience – we know we all want our kids to have it. But what is it really, and how do we foster it in our kids?

In this episode of Know Them, Be Them, Raise Them, Host Carmelita Tiu chats with Dr. Kate Lund, Psy.D., author of Bounce: Help Your Child Build Resilience and Thrive in School, Sports, and Life.  Dr. Kate shares her unique viewpoint on how to help our tweens and teens build resilience and provides various strategies for how we can equip our kids to thrive, through all of life’s ups and downs.

Listen to hear Dr. Kate share:

  • How to define resilience
  • What really listening to our kids looks like
  • Tips on sharing struggles and normalizing challenge
  • Why to focus on the process as opposed to the outcome
  • How we’re wired to have negative thoughts, and how we can respond as parents


About this week’s guest

Kate struggled as a child with a medical condition called Hydrocephalus which made some of the typical activities of childhood challenging. Her parents' unwavering belief in their child built an inner resilience that led to a successful career and life despite her challenges.

She worked as a radio reporter while in college interviewing some notable figures such as Barbara Bush

and Ivan Lendl the number one tennis player in the world at the time. She was also a White House intern for President Bill Clinton. As a licensed, clinical psychologist, she has worked with major hospitals, schools, and hundreds of parents. Her international bestselling book Bounce: Help Your Child Build Resilience and Thrive in School, Sports, and Life is the ultimate guide to helping children build resilience and thrive in all areas of life.

Kate’s mission is to help parents bring out the best in their kids to create the leaders of our future.

She’s also launched a new podcast called “The Optimized Mind” - reflecting on what we need to think about in terms of being at our best. 

In This Episode:

About Your Host, Carmelita / Cat / Millie Tiu

Mom, spouse, coach, podcaster, wordsmith, legal eagle.  Endlessly curious about how we can show up better for ourselves – because when we do that, we also show up better for our kids and those around us.  Visit to learn more about Cat, and for info on 1:1 coaching, the mom collective, and her monthly newsletter.

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