As parents, we always want to make sure that we do our best to protect our children from all the disappointment, frights and losses that the world might throw at them. Of course, a lot of that they will have to figure out for themselves, but there is still plenty you can do to help your child build up a resilient will.
I have teamed with a Private College in Somerset to guide you through some pointers on how you can guide your child to a path of resilience, without being too overbearing about it!
Staying positive and optimistic around the home is a good way to help your child keep a happy mindset about their day to day lives. Having good humour, and demonstrating an open and happy approach to social skills will show your child a positive way of carrying themselves in everything from school to outside in the real world!
Present Opportunities To Learn From
Be it getting dressed, tying their shoelaces or making their own lunch, set your children tasks that inspire them to be more independent. You should also present them opportunities and tasks that they may not get right the first time, and that take them out of their comfort zone. This way they can learn that failure is ok and is a natural part of trying to learn something new. Learning from failure is a big part of life even as an adult, and the earlier they learn that the better.
Encourage Their Curiosity
Most kids will naturally be curious about new things or things that they don’t understand. Answer what questions they have as truthfully as you cna, and make sure they feel encouraged to be inquisitive about the world around them. The more encouraged they feel to question what is around them, the more they will learn about the world.