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Most children are naturally resilient to some degree but they also require the right mix of challenge, boundaries and even adversity to develop the skills and aptitudes they will need to flourish as they grow.Parents are often caught in a dilemma; how to help and support their kids without intrusive or over-protective parenting. From a resilience perspective parents need to coach kids through the more challenging moments, helping them to reflect and learn from on experience.

This one-hour session explains the common factors shared by resilient children, and shows how, through their daily interactions with their kids, parents can effectively help children to develop and enhance the attributes that contribute to emotional and psychological robustness.

Promoting resilience is a continuous process that requires adults to be supportive and empathetic when things don’t go their way. It also requires that parents have an understanding of resilience, and that they are confidet in their approach as well as the child’s ability to cope.

Content

  • Resilience in the young
  • The four skills-sets of resilience
  • Focussing on strengths, reframing problems
  • Assessing your parenting style
  • Looking for teachable moments
  • Modelling the behaviour you want
  • Five steps to emotional coaching
  • Boredom and creativity
  • Strategies and coping skills
  • Encouraging independence, self-help and problem-solving
  • How children can deal with disappointment
  • Parental growth; adapting as the child progresses.

Objectives

Understand what contributes to resilience in children

Identify and use ‘teachable’ moment

Develop a more confident parenting style

Know how to encourage children develop independence and initiative.

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