If we are wanting our children to be more resilient we should lead by example.
Children often learn resilience by observing the adults in their life.
Model resilience in your own life, showing them how to adapt to adversity and maintain a positive outlook. When we are going through something challenging, we can talk to our children about it, share what we are doing to fix things and make them better, and maintain a positive, “can do” stance.
So often, we think we should hide our struggles from our kids but talking to them about them, without burdening them with the responsibility of taking care of it for us, is a great way to model resiliency in real life time.
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.