Helping Your Child Become More Resilient

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When we’re stressed our body changes to allow us to think faster, be more alert and to be capable of handling what comes our way. If it’s not controlled properly, or if we are in a state of stress for a long time, it can cause us to become annoyed, angry and upset. These are the basics of understanding resilience, and even as adults there are times where we can fail to stand up for ourselves.

It doesn’t mean it’s not impossible, though, and through practice and developing thought processes we can continue to be resilient through many struggles. These are things that should also be taught to your children, and to do that we’ve put together a guide with this girls prep school to show you where to begin.

Show who already supports them
They’ll have a lot of family members around them who want to see them do well, so it’ll be a great way for them to know about what support they already have around them. A lot of a child’s development is reliant on their self-esteem, positivity and motivation around others, which is often influenced by who helps them around the home and who they know they can turn to.

Show them that it’s okay to ask for help A huge part of understanding resilience means that it’s knowing who to call on if you’re in trouble. As children we want to know that our parents can help us when we need them, and showing that it’s okay to ask for that help when they need it will give them a huge boost in confidence.

Encourage free playtime
Time for a child to have fun alone or with friends will give them the chance to manage their behaviour, cognitive functions and independence skills. Activities like playing in a sand pit, going to the park with friends, playing with their own toys or using memory games as practice will keep your child stimulated as they learn.

Do you have any tips you would like to share?

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