Contributed by Michael Ungar

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Bubble-Wrapping Our Children

The Perils of Overprotective Parenting

We've become so focused on keeping children safe that we exaggerate the dangers they face despite the fact that they’ve never been safer. Still, no amount of... Read more

Case Study January 1, 2012

Beyond Clinical Correctness

Unearthing the logic of the client’s solution

An understanding of the unconventional ways people demonstrate resilience is important in helping us avoid pathologizing clients and stop believing there’s... Read more

Too Much of a Good Thing?

Risk-Averse Parents Do Their Children No Favors

This article first appeared in the September/October 2008 issue. Q: I’m seeing more parents who live in safe, middle-class communities and protect their... Read more

Michael Ungar

Michael Ungar, PhD, is principal investigator of the Resilience Research Centre and Killam Professor of Social Work at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. His books include Researching Resilience, edited with Linda Liebenberg, and Nurturing Hidden Resilience in Troubled Youth.