What is Resilience?
Resilience is the ability to return to being healthy and hopeful after bad things happen. Research shows that when parents provide a safe environment for their children and teach them how to be resilientÂ it reduces the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES).
Resilience is building strategies that help us each adapt to the challenges we face, to build a stronger toolkit of responses. It is one of the most important skills we can teach our children.
Parenting is the hardest job you will ever have. There is no training manual and you may feel lost in finding the best information for raising your child. ProvidingÂ opportunities for resilienceÂ givesÂ your child tools to overcome obstacles and succeed.
Below are some examples of building resilience:
- Attachment to a caring adult
- Giving a child choice
- Mastering a skill
- Assigning chores to give responsibility
- Learning to show appreciation
- Developing friendships
- Developing self-esteem
- Working as a team
- Learning to ask for help
- Develop a sense of control
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