How to Raise a Resilient Child

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How to Raise a Resilient Child

No one likes the feeling of failure, and it can be a difficult thing to accept. Resilience is a skill that some of the most powerful people in business have mastered and it is the ability to bounce back. With every setback, they try to look for the positives and the lessons to be learnt and use that experience to their advantage. Having a similar outlook can help children to do well and achieve similar levels of success.

One of the ways in which you can help them with this is through goal setting. Having a clear end goal and something to look forward to can empower you to get back up and continue fighting for what you want.

If you would like to learn more ways in which you can raise a resilient child, we have included some from an independent college in Somerset below.

A Growth Mindset

The way that you choose to look at things can really impact your motivation and the outcome of what you want to achieve. If you choose to look at failure as an opportunity to grow and develop through positive reflection, you will be more likely to have patience and take learnings onboard. Thinking negatively on the other hand will tempt you into giving up, lowering your motivation. This can be a hard thing to do but there are silver linings all around you when you choose to look.

Be An Example

Your child will naturally pick up on your behaviour as children look up to their parents as role models. This makes the way that you deal with situations important. If you choose to look at all the negative points in bad situations, they will learn to do the same. Instead, focus on the hidden blessings and what you have to look forward to.


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