Your children will face many challenges in the years ahead, so you want to raise them to be resilient—strong, adaptable, and able to recover. It is your mission to empower your son or daughter to cultivate a functional and fulfilling life. This essential handbook will help you achieve that goal. In Resilience Parenting, martial arts instructors Chris and Holly Santillo share the insights they have gained as teachers and parents. They offer positive alternatives to lecturing, bribing, and punishing; focusing instead on three Pillars: Learning, Integrity, and Service. By applying these powerful principles, you can inspire your children to develop the independence they need to succeed as adults while renewing their connection to family and community. Whether you are raising a teenager or just starting your family, the methods prescribed in this book will help you unlock your greatest potential as a parent.
In an interview on your program Chris and Holly can discuss:
• How to empower your son or daughter to adapt and overcome all of life’s challenges.
• How to effectively communicate with your children.
• Teaching the skills necessary for children to interact with the world with success.
• How your children can operate in life from a place of integrity and service rather than bribes and punishments.
• How to inspire children to see the world as an adventure, rather than a series of impossible challenges.
• and much more!
“Darby Fox is a true champion of her field. Rethinking Your Teenager illuminates the complex lives of teenagers in an in-depth yet accessible way.
This book is a gift not only for parents but for anyone seeking to connect with and understand teens.”
—Kim Messier, wife of NHL hockey legend Mark Messier
“Darby Fox reconciles both the practical and spiritual aspects of what it means to be a parent in the 21st century.
This is not a parenting book. This is a manual for a more uplifting future.”
—Habib Sadeghi, DO, author of The Clarity Cleanse
“Parents, both new and old, will find much of value in these pages.”
“This is the book that the nurse should hand new parents at the hospital. It is an articulate, straightforward, and approachable guidebook, which can be easily read in just a handful of hours, on transforming the bundle of baby into a productive adult.”
“Chris is fighting the twin evils of our era: excessive fear for our kids, and busybodies trying to enforce it.”
—Lenore Skenazy, president of Let Grow, author of “Free-Range Kids,” and founder of the Free Range-Kids movement
“Resilience Parenting provides a new twist on time-tested tactics that will help us be better and do better. Read this book!”
—Connor Boyack, president of the Libertas Institute and author of “Passion-Driven Education: How to Use Your Child’s Interests to Ignite a Lifelong Love of Learning”
“This is a superb and practical book, founded on years of teaching and parenting. The principles in this book provide the life tools missing in most homes and classrooms today. Learn them, then use them.”
—Steven P. Bucci, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense
“People say there is no handbook when it comes to raising kids. Not true anymore. Resilience Parenting is it if you want to raise kids who can handle anything! I’ve worked with children for thirty years, and I wish I had the wisdom contained in this book when I started. It would have made me a far better parent and teacher.”
—Mark Goblowsky, host of the podcast Strength Through the Struggle
“As a Special Forces officer and lifelong student of leadership and training, I have spent a lot of time and effort trying to divine what makes a person more resilient. Chris and Holly Santillo’s book Resilience Parenting masterfully distills what they have learned in over twenty years of teaching martial arts and parenting and conveys those lessons in an easy to understand and entirely implementable way. As someone who has entrusted my children to their training–and who personally knows their three boys–I can attest that what they do works. I give his book my strongest possible recommendation.”
—Roger D. Carstens, Lieutenant Colonel US Army Special Forces (retired)
“We are at a crossroads in our country. We either continue down the path we are on–creating generations of kids who lack mental fortitude, emotional resilience, and physical health, leading our country to financial, moral, and social ruin–or we pivot and begin to create the conditions for our children to grow into mature, healthy, free, and fully functioning adults. Resilience Parenting is a road map toward the latter. I hope enough parents are smart enough to pick it up.”
—Michael D. Ostrolenk, MA, MFT, Master Coach and Program Director of the SEALFIT Unbeatable Mind Academy
“As parents and educators, we all want to guide our children to be strong, independent, and resilient. This book is a must-read for all. Highly recommend!”
—Chip Townsend, 14x ISKA World Champion, 7x World Record Holder
“Resilience Parenting is an approach grounded in truth that lays out a clear actionable road map to grow the potential of your child. Far more than superficial advice, its approach creates sustainable pillars for your child to build their life upon. If I could only recommend one parenting book for someone to read, this would be it!”
—Christopher Rappold, Executive Director of Team Paul Mitchell
“I have known Chris and Holly for a long time. I have watched them teach self-respect and self-mastery in the dojo and then successfully transfer that knowledge to parenting three boys. I know that they have been successful because I have seen those boys come in for immunizations aware and unafraid, get the shots without crying and leave proud of themselves. This type of parenting is worth emulating.”
—Dr. Jacki Arnold, MD, FAAP, pediatrician and parent
Publisher: Oxford University Press (February 14, 2020)
About the Author:
Chris and Holly Santillo are not your regular authors. Chris has a degree in Computer Science from Harvey Mudd College and an MBA from Georgetown University. Holly has a degree in Anthropology from Williamette University. They are the epitome of the Latin phrase “Mens sana in corpore sano,” which means “A healthy mind in a healthy body.”
Having strong backgrounds in Martial Arts with Chris being the founder and Head Instructor at Potomac Kempo in Alexandria, Virginia, and Holly being a Senior Instructor, they have managed to develop the principles of Martial Arts into a cohesive parenting methodology.
They believe that children (and parents) with broader horizons and an open mind can sow the seeds for future generations of confident, strong, and resilient adults.
Now, you can find them gliding through the Siberian steppes on the Trans-Siberian Railway, visiting the buzzing markets of Samarkand on the Silk Road, or wondering at the vastness of the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. They have decided to live a nomadic life and explore the world with their three boys in order to bring back memories, ideas, experiences, and a fresh view on life.
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