Raise kids who are strong when facing life's challenges. It should start early and it should start from home.
Find out how with these useful tips:
1. BE A SUPPORTIVE ROLE MODEL
Model resilent behaviours. Be calm and consistent. Admit your own mistakes and talk about how you'll get better next time.
2. LET THEM MAKE MISTAKES
Let them see the consequences of their actions. They will learn to bounce back from their mistakes and do better next time.
3. PRAISE THE RIGHT WAY
Give 'process praise' by focusing on strategies, progress or effort.
I can tell you've been working really hard!
4. TEACH THEM TO MANAGE EMOTIONS
Teach that all emotions are okay. Deal with bad behaviour to set limits. Brainstorm ways to fix the problem and prevent it from happening again in the future.
5. TEACH THEM TO PROBLEM SOLVE
Don't rush to solve problems for them or tell them the solution. Brainstorm solutions to address the challenge. Discuss potential consequences of each solution.
What are some other ways you practice at home to raise resilient kids? Drop us a comment!