Although suggestions in this article are aimed at parents, those same tips are equally helpful for teachers in school. The embedded PBS video interview with Peter DeWitt points out that children today are exposed to to so many negative things that were not part of our experience at that age. And because this is the case today, many parents shelter their children from all adversity. Both extremes require adults to teach kids how to deal with adversity, failure, fears, and sadmess.
Building Resilient Children. Peter DeWitt. 2.20.13. Education Week - Common Ground.