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How to teach your child to be resilient

Resilience is an essential skill that can help children overcome challenges and setbacks in life.

Here are some ways you can teach your child to be resilient:

1. Foster a growth mindset

Teach your child to view challenges as opportunities for growth and learning. Encourage them to embrace their mistakes and failures and to see them as a natural part of the learning process.

2. Build self-confidence

Help your child develop a positive sense of self by acknowledging their strengths and achievements. Encourage them to take risks and try new things, even if they might fail.

3. Provide a supportive environment

Create a safe and nurturing environment at home where your child feels comfortable expressing their feelings and asking for help when needed.

4. Teach problem-solving skills

Help your child develop problem-solving skills by encouraging them to brainstorm solutions to problems and to think creatively.

5. Encourage physical activity

Physical activity can help build resilience by reducing stress and increasing self-confidence. Encourage your child to participate in sports or other physical activities that they enjoy.

6. Practice mindfulness

Teach your child to be mindful of their thoughts and emotions, and to develop coping strategies to deal with stress and anxiety.

7. Model resilience

Children learn by example, so model resilience in your own life by demonstrating positive coping strategies and a growth mindset.

Remember that building resilience is a process that takes time and practice. Be patient and supportive, and celebrate your child's successes along the way.

If your child needs help with their confidence, contact Prepped today on 01284 658777 or email


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