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How to help your child to be more resilient

Life is like a roller coaster ride with turns, twists, and ups and downs. Some enjoy the ride while others face the fear of falling out of it. Every individual goes through various challenging experiences in life, but only a few can cope with those challenges. These challenges leave a huge impact on a person’s behavior and affect their social, mental, and emotional health. To come out of all these traumas a person needs to learn to be resilient. 

Resilience is the ability to overcome fears and face the challenges of life with flexibility and adaptability by lowering stress levels. As an adult we go through many hardships bearing endless responsibilities, childhood is also filled with traumas, as the child is in the learning phase always.

Being a parent, it is your responsibility to teach your child how to be resilient from the beginning. This doesn’t mean letting the child face and experience all challenges alone. You have to show them your flexible personality to overcome challenges and also let them face challenges and also help them to solve those challenges on their own. Children take notice of your behavior towards different emotional challenges and how you deal with them, by being resilient in difficult situations you can make an ideal personality in their mind.

Resilient children are more independent and optimistic, they have the abilities of problem-solving and social connectivity as they have the sense to figure out the problem and handle it with confidence. They usually avoid disappointments and keep up with the hard work. Access your child’s activities and see if they can face the challenges alone or not. Your involvement will encourage them more.

How to help your child to be more resilient

*Be optimistic yourself and let your child learn from your positive attitude how to interact and cope with different challenges.

*Mistakes are bound to happen, your child may fail and lose hope sometimes, encourage them to try until they succeed. 

*Praise your child for the effort and hard work they put into something whether they pass or fail, and help them to get back on track and try again to achieve their goals.

*Encourage them to take part in social activities, either it is with the family or with their friends. When they will interact with others they will be able to learn to be more resilient in case of anger, disappointment, or failure and they will learn to boost their confidence and face their fears.

*Try to be available and involved with your child, when the child feels distant they struggle with emotional attachment issues and it might result in anxiety issues in the future. Your presence will boost and encourage them to keep moving forward.

Remember that Resilience is both personal and complex, it develops a positive mindset and boosts the confidence and self-esteem of your child. It helps them to deal with the ups and downs, rights and wrongs, and enjoy the roller coaster ride of life.

How to help your child to be more resilient