Dr. Cher McGillivray: Exploring Children’s Resilience — Why it Matters | Raising Parents #38

In this episode, host Dina Sargeant is joined by Dr. Cher McGillivray, who is an Assistant Professor at Bond University and a passionate advocate for children's well-being

In a world where children face numerous challenges, from academic pressures to social struggles, understanding and nurturing resilience in young ones has never been more paramount. When properly fostered from a young age, resilience equips children with the mental fortitude to navigate life’s hurdles effectively.

Meet Cher McGillivray 

Dr. Cher McGillivray is an assistant professor at Bond University, director of Seed of Hope Psychology, and speaker, author, researcher, and musician committed to helping children and their families flourish. She advocates for children having the right to grow up in safe and nurturing environments so they can discover their potential, know their worth, and serve others. 

Her research areas of interest include well-being, resilience, post-traumatic growth, and intergenerational familial recovery from adverse childhood experiences. Dr. Cher holds a PhD from Bond University and provides the latest research and educational content to help support the well-being of young children and their families.

About the episode

Dr. Cher shares her expertise in raising resilient children and helping individuals overcome intergenerational struggles. She emphasizes the importance of authentic communication and connection in nurturing individuals. 

Listeners can expect to gain practical strategies and a deeper understanding of how to enhance resilience in their children, enabling them to navigate the challenges of growing up with strength and adaptability. The conversation guides parents and caregivers, providing them with the tools to cultivate resilience in their children and create a nurturing environment that encourages emotional growth and well-being.

In conclusion

This episode highlights the importance of cultivating children’s emotional, psychological, and social resilience. Dr. Cher emphasizes the significance of honest communication and connection and provides practical techniques for parents and caregivers to help their children develop resilience.

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