As children grow up they go through many difficult situations through out their lives. One way parents, teachers, and other caring adults can support a child is to help them build their resilience. Basically giving them guidance in how to process a difficult situation or hardship and adapt to it. The benefit is giving the child a sense of control and connection when they face a traumatic experience and gives a more positive, I can overcome this attitude.
Some ways to parents, teachers and caring adults can help build resilience on a daily basis may include:
• Give comfort, guidance and suggest strategies to get through a difficult situation
• Work on problem solving skills together
• Help a child understand the situation and possible reasons why a certain behavior is happening
• Help a child with self-reflection
With support from parents, teachers and other caring adults to help navigate situations, process them, and give them strategies to deal with them, a child’s resilience grows and their skills to navigate difficult experiences develops.
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Available at: <https://www.stopbullying.gov/blog/2021/09/22/help-your-child-develop-resilience> [Accessed 22 September 2022].