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Why One Kid Gives Up While Another Bounces Back (INFOGRAPHIC)

Have you ever wondered why one kid may be more resilient than another? Let’s say Lisa and Jenny are students in the same eighth grade math class. They both struggle during the quarter and, in the end, they both receive low final grades. Upon hearing the news, Lisa and Jenny share myriad negative emotions. However, after a few days, they diverge in their coping strategies. Lisa picks herself up; she finds a tutor and commits to making a greater effort in math going forward. Meanwhile, Jenny tumbles into a downward spiral of negativity; she sulks and starts performing poorly in all of her subjects. Lisa and Jenny faced the same adversity, so why did one bounce back while the other did not? Check out the infographic.

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Why One Kid Gives Up While Another Bounces Back (INFOGRAPHIC)

Renee Jain, MAPP

Renee Jain is an award-winning tech entrepreneur turned speaker and certified life coach. She also holds a masters in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Renee specializes in cultivating skills of resilience in both adults and children. Her passion is taking research-based concepts and transforming them into fun and digestible learning modules. For children, she has created one-of-a-kind anxiety relief programs at GoZen! delivered via engaging animated shorts.

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Jain, R. (2017). Why One Kid Gives Up While Another Bounces Back (INFOGRAPHIC). Psych Central. Retrieved on November 17, 2018, from


Last updated: 18 Nov 2017
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 18 Nov 2017
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