Resilience is what researcher Dr. Ann Masten calls “ordinary magic.” This ability to bounce back from adversity has long been recognized as a trait that improves the chances of positive outcomes for a person, no matter what kinds of challenges they encounter. Recent research has offered a road map to the neuroscience of resilience and shows that it is the most ordinary of interactions – those that support positive relationships, opportunities to act on your own ideas, and strategies for self-regulation-that help each child develop this potent life skill. Resilience is one of the strongest protective factors against developing and succumbing to substance use disorder, as well. Read more about how it can be developed in early childhood here! NOTE: This page is under construction…stay tuned!