By Tara Parker-Pope
July 25, 2017
Much of the scientific research on resilience - our ability to bounce back
from adversity - has focused on how to build resilience in children. But
what about the grown-ups?
While resilience is an essential skill for healthy childhood development,
science shows that adults also can take steps to boost resilience in middle
age, which is often the time we need it most. Midlife can bring all kinds of
stressors, including divorce, the death of a parent, career setbacks and
retirement worries, yet many of us don't build the coping skills we need to
meet these challenges.