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This week in class, we’re reading "Can a Devastating Shark Attack Really Lead to a Better Life?" by Melanie Greenberg.
In "Can a Devastating Shark Attack Lead to a Better Life?" a psychologist explores the ways the surfer Bethany Hamilton overcame the trauma of losing her left arm in a shark attack. This informational article outlines concepts like "posttraumatic growth" and "downward comparison."
"How does a person overcome adversity?" and "What can we learn from tragedy?"
Ways to support your child:
Ask your child about this psychology article at home:
- What was "Can a Devastating Shark Attack Really Lead to a Better Life?" About
- What did you learn about? About Resilience & Success?
- Watch Video: Bethany Hamilton - The Real Story at home with your child.