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Family Resilience and Connection Promote Flourish Among U.S. Children, Even Amid Adversity

This study looked at flourishing, defined as: engagement, positive relationships, competence, positive emotion, and self esteem. The authors measured children’s interest and curiosity in learning new things, persistence in completing tasks, and capacity to regulate emotions, and found that 40.3% of people ages 6-17 in the US were flourishing. They concluded that evidence-based programs and policies to increase family resilience and connection could increase flourishing in US children.

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