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Building Resiliency In Children – Part 2: Build Problem-solving Skills

In helping our children learn to bounce back from life’s challenges and build resiliency, we can role

model and teach them problem solving skills.

Equip your child with problem solving and decision making skills from an early age by encouraging them to tackle challenges independently while offering guidance only when necessary or give them time to think things through and weigh the benefits and consequences of their different choices.

By allowing your child to do their own problem solving and make choices, you will help instill a sense of competence and self-reliance. We want our children to know that we believe they are capable of making good decisions!

A way to do this is by giving your child limited choices.

Let them pick their clothes for the day, or have several choices for breakfast that they can make on their own.

Allowing them to have this autonomy will help build confidence and self-reliance: I can do this on my own!

By implementing this strategy to build resilience, we empower our children with the ability to navigate

life’s inevitable ups and downs with confidence.

Please Note: If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest hospital for emergency services or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988.


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