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Obviously as parents we want to protect our children. But, we can’t shield them from everything. Our best line of defense is to equip our kids with great skills to help them manage the ups and downs of life. Teaching them how to be mentally strong not only helps them face adversity, but also to get through it successfully and learn something along the way. It is one of the greatest gifts we can give. Check out this article from Amy Morin, a psychotherapist and the editor-in-chief of Verywell Mind. She provides 7 strategies for instilling mental toughness.