MAGAZINE South City Bulletin published my article Raising Resilient Children by teacher Karen Tyrrell in their February edition.
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Resilient children learn how to develop self-control, build interpersonal skills, and handle unfamiliar or challenging situations and frustrations more effectively.
You CAN help your children feel confident, to confront life’s challenges head-on and bounce back from frustrations that arise from this stressful, complicated world.
Give your kids emotional tools to resolve problems and make sensible, reasoned decisions.
READ them empowering stories to nurture positive self-talk and learn coping strategies to deal with life’s ever-increasing problems.
HERE’s my Tips…
3 Tips to Foster Resilient Children
1. READ empowering books about resilience to your kids (like STOP the Bully and Bailey Beats the Blah) to spring-board discussions on how to overcome their fears. Children need inspiring stories to nurture positive self-talk and learn coping strategies to deal with life’s ever-increasing problems.
2. HELP your child express what’s on their mind to open up communication channels. Encourage kids to write down what’s worrying them in their diaries or journals. Urge younger children to associate each emotion with specific facial expressions, body language and an emoticon.
3. DISCUSS family issues like illness, death and divorce. Discuss world events like war and natural disasters on a level they can grasp. Kids who watch disturbing images on TV may worry about their personal safety and of the people they love. Talk to your kids about what they see and hear, and monitor what they watch on TV so you can help them understand what’s going on.
Read the FULL 10 Tips over at South City Bulletin magazine HERE
SPECIAL thanks to editor, Wendy Millgate.
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