Raising resilient kids
Resilience is the ability to bounce back and overcome difficult experiences and is an essential tool that helps kids navigate their way through life’s inevitable challenges.
Every parent hopes that their child will grow to become a confident and self-reliant adult, but how do you raise a resilient child when your gut feeling is to protect them from all the bad things?
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Why is it that children in third world countries with so little are happy, while privileged children in the western world have the highest rates of depression and anxiety? Sarah Grynberg talks with the head of The Resilience Project, Hugh van Cuylenburg, about how demonstrating gratitude, empathy, compassion, and mindfulness inspires a happier and more fulfilling life and why it is crucial we cultivate these qualities in our children.Play
Maggie Dent, Parental As Anything podcast, chats to Lyn Worsley, Director of the Resilience Centre and author of The Resilience Doughnut books, about how letting kids fend for themselves and work out tricky situations on their own, is exactly what they need.Play
An acclaimed speaker, author, and podcast host, Dr Brad Reedy works with parents who want to provide their children with a safe haven in the midst of today’s challenges. He provides parents with principles and skills critical for a child’s healthy development. In this podcast Dr Dan and Dr Reedy discuss the tools to help children cope, build confidence, and thrivePlay
How do you help build your child’s confidence and resilience? Teacher and child psychologist Jean Gross shares her tips for helping children believe in themselves, and discusses how you can encourage them to be determined and to enjoy challenges.Watch
What do parents and educators want for children? Happiness. Iiona Boniwell discusses how we should prepare children to be happy and why is it important to teach children how to manage negative emotion and use evidence based thinking to improve resilience.Watch
Want to help your children deal with stress and adversity? It’s easier than you think by Dr Rangan Chatterjee for The Guardian
HuffPost spoke to educators and child development experts about the importance of teaching kids about failure and resilience.Read Article
Psychologist Dr. Susan David offers four practical steps for helping a child go through, rather than around, a negative emotion and emerge ready to keep going — feel it, show it, label it, watch it go.Read Article
Building small humans into healthy, thriving big ones isn’t about clearing adversity out of their way. Strengthening them towards healthy living is about nurturing within them the strategies to deal with that adversity.Read Article
Tips for Building Resilience in Children
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