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How can I help my child be resilient?

As a parent you have the opportunity to build the confidence of your child and help him with the goal of becoming more resilient. A few ways your child could work towards this goal are:

  • Feeling good about himself; having a healthy self-esteem and knowing his strengths and weaknesses
  • Having a sense of belonging, both at home and at school
  • Being involved in the community through sports, art, drama, music, or religious groups
  • Learning that it’s okay to fail and try again but not to give up
  • Understanding that temporary situations won’t take over his life; learning to find the positive in negatives
  • Developing empathy, understanding, and tolerance for others
  • Learning how to set goals, organize, and work well with others

From The Smart Parent's Guide: Getting Your Kids Through Checkups, Illnesses, and Accidents by Jennifer Trachtenberg.

 

The Smart Parent's Guide: Getting Your Kids Through Checkups, Illnesses, and Accidents

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