“Serve and Return” Interactions
This article, entitled the Science of Resilience, comes from the Harvard Graduation School of Education and looks at the growing body of research around resilience and why some children overcome seemingly insurmountable odds.
In brief, children who have caregivers that provide consistent responsive and supportive interactions, can build capacities that allow them to successfully manage the adversity in their lives.
There are some great links to more information in the article. Check it out.