Resilience Essay

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Building Resilience in Young Children Booklet for parents of children from birth to six years What is this booklet about? Building Resilience in Young Children is a resource to help you boost your child’s ability to bounce back from life’s challenges and thrive. It is filled with: • up-to-date information • helpful tips • parent stories • links to other resources The ideas and resources are based on research and have been tested by parents. The stories were provided by parents of young children. These parents hope that their experiences will help you and your family get through life’s ups and downs. Who is this booklet for? This booklet is for parents of children from birth to six years. Many of the ideas will also help families with older children. Some of the tips in this booklet apply to all children from birth through six years. Other tips have been given an age range that refers to general stages of child development. Please note that the age range is only a guideline. Every child develops at his or her own rate. While we refer to “parents” in this booklet, it will help anyone who cares for children – like grandparents, relatives, foster parents and other adults. Table of Contents 1. Introduction to Resilience ...................................................... 1 2. What Do We Need to Know to Build Resilience? ...................... 3 3. Building Caring Relationships................................................. 4 4. Being a Positive Role Model .................................................. 6 5. Gathering Community Resources ........................................... 8 6. Developing Self-Control (and building self-regulation) ............ 9 7. Developing Thinking Skills .................................................. 11 8. Building Confidence ............................................................ 14 9. Developing a Positive

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