Eric Greitens, award-winning author of "Resilience," speaks at Inly Nov 12

The notable author, humanitarian and decorated veteran will speak on “The Importance of Resilience in Children and Adults” at this parent education event.

Eric Greitens, New York Times best-selling author, former Navy SEAL and founder of The Mission Continues for wounded veterans, will speak about “The Importance of Resilience in Children and Adults” on Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. at Inly School. The author will also sign copies of his book Resilience: Hard Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life, available for sale at the event from Buttonwood Books. This talk is open to the public. Tickets are $10 each and available for online purchase on the Omran ♦ Nelson Speaker Series page of the Inly website. 

“The Importance of Resilience in Children and Adults”
Focusing on the relationship between failure, setbacks, challenge and growth, Greitens will discuss the importance of developing critically self-reflective children and explain the role parents can play by allowing them more autonomy.

“As Montessori educators we are committed to the development of the whole child and understand the importance of strong emotional grounding for success in the classroom,” says Julie Kelly-Detwiler, Assistant Head of School and Curriculum Director. “More and more, studies show that the development of resilience is essential to future success and happiness as an adult.”

The idea that failure leads to resilience is not a new one, but it’s an important one in the context of today’s parenting styles. “Eric’s message is that it’s okay to fail and okay to have bumps in the road and we shouldn't solve those bumps for our children, “ says Donna Milani Luther, Inly Head of School. “We should help them learn to pick themselves up and brush them off.”

The relationship between failure and growth is also relevant in studies on creativity and innovation. “The importance of risk-taking should not be underestimated,” says Luther. “Taking creative risks in the classroom, lab, studio or out in the field leads to creative thinking and persistence as students try and try again without fear of failure.”

About Eric Greitens: Former Navy SEAL, founder of The Mission Continues, current candidate for state governor
Named to TIME magazine’s 2013 list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” and Fortune’s 2014 list of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” Greitens is widely recognized for his humanitarian and military service. As a Navy SEAL officer he deployed four times, to Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa and Southeast Asia and served as the commander of a Joint Special Operations Task Unit and an al Qaeda Targeting Cell. After returning from Iraq, Greitens donated his combat pay and founded The Mission Continues, which empowers wounded veterans to serve and lead in communities across America. For his work, he received the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Recently appointed as a White House fellow, Greitens teaches public service at the Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri and at the Olin School of Business at Washington University. He is currently seeking election as the Missouri state governor.
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