Help Your Child to Become More Resilient- Checklist

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A happy child is one who is resilient. Developing your children's ability to navigate their path to wellbeing or their ability to bounce back from failure offers them with skills that they can use to improve their wellbeing throughout their life.

These daily behaviours will help with the development of your child's resilience:

  • Give your child a compliment on one of their abilities.

  • Give your child the ability to make one or two decisions.

  • Assist your child in feeling capable of handling situations.

  • Comparisons between your child and others should be avoided.

  • Concentrate on the positive aspects of your child's behaviour and words.

  • Recognize and reward desirable behaviour (when your child says or does something well).

  • Actively listen when your child reaches out to share something.

  • Allow the expression of all emotions (including the ones that are typically considered as negative). Help them identify each emotion and find positive ways to express it.

  • Address conflict openly, kindly, and respectfully with the intention to resolve it together.

  • Demonstrate resilient behavior by performing one self-care ritual.

  • Encourage positive behavior instead of trying to control or stop the negative behavior.

  • Show your child that it’s okay to ask for help.

  • Engage in creative play with your child.

  • Express trust in your child’s capacity to cope with confusion, fear, or worry.

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