Resilience is frequently defined as “the ability to bounce back from adversity.” How do some people seem to be able to bounce back time after time while others struggle through the smallest of obstacles?
Optimism, thinking positively, seeing obstacles as opportunities and looking at failure as a learning experience are all attributes that are associated with resilience. Resilience is not just about slogging through tough times and coming out on the other side. Resilience is also about how you experience the journey and how you fill up the tank for the next trip.
This article from Scholastic outlines these key areas that affect children’s resilience:
- Attuned Caregiving
- Healthy Attachment
- Opportunities for Practice
Helping our kids through challenging times is essential to their optimal growth and development. Practicing resilience is a key building block in their journey toward adulthood. With over 2 million children moving annually with their parents, there are PLENTY of opportunities for practice.
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