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Resilience is one of those skills that all young people need and should have. It refers to their ability to cope and adapt in situations when confronted with challenges such as adversity, trauma, tragedy, or even stress. It is essential to their mental health and wellbeing as part of their journey to adulthood. It is a skill that can be learned from an early age through the support of an adult role model.

Being resilient does not mean your child will not experience any difficulties, but it will better equip them to manage those situations. Over protective parenting can be viewed as being unhelpful towards the building of resilience. Although this may be a natural instinct, potentially experiencing failure is all part of the process. Encouraging young people to take healthy risks will help them trust their capacity to deal with uncomfortable situations and increase their capacity for courage.

Parents will gain an understanding of how to support their child’s brave behaviour to help them adapt and build resilience in this month’s edition of SchoolTV

Additionally, this article may be useful to parents and students navigating the exam period.  It explores the ways that stress can actually be helpful to us and investigates both good and bad stress.

 

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Resilience is one of those skills that all young people need and should have. It refers to their ability to cope and adapt in situations when confronted with challenges such as adversity, trauma, tragedy, or even stress. It is essential to their mental health and wellbeing as part of their journey to adulthood. It is a skill that can be learned from an early age through the support of an adult role model.

Being resilient does not mean your child will not experience any difficulties, but it will better equip them to manage those situations. Over protective parenting can be viewed as being unhelpful towards the building of resilience. Although this may be a natural instinct, potentially experiencing failure is all part of the process. Encouraging young people to take healthy risks will help them trust their capacity to deal with uncomfortable situations and increase their capacity for courage.

Parents will gain an understanding of how to support their child’s brave behaviour to help them adapt and build resilience in this month’s edition of SchoolTV

Additionally, this article may be useful to parents and students navigating the exam period.  It explores the ways that stress can actually be helpful to us and investigates both good and bad stress.