Bouncing Forward-Tips on Resilience

social and emotional learning * elementary families may 2020

Resiience isn't just bouncing back - it's bouncing forward!

Hello et Bonjour,

We can become stronger and better at tackling the next challenge that is sure to come along. It is thought that the key to resilience is our mindset, how we think about the challenges we are facing. We are sure facing some now!

Key Takeaways

  • "Resilience isn’t just “bouncing back.” It’s “bouncing forward”—learning from challenges and finding the motivation to tackle the next one.

  • Learning from setbacks can help kids build self-awareness and self-advocacy skills.

  • Allowing your child to do things that are difficult—and even fail at them—can help build resilience."


what is growth mindset

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Key Takeaways from "what is growth mindset"

  • Kids with a growth mindset believe their abilities can improve over time.
  • Praise the way your child approached a challenge—not just the effort.
  • Talking about learning from failure can help kids develop a growth mindset.

Poem - Resilience

Sometimes Life is hard

Sometimes Life’s unfair
Sometimes you feel really sad
And no-one seems to care.
When bad things happen to us
When everything seems ‘grey’
When nothing seems to work out
Then, that’s the time to say
“Time out”
“Think about”
“Try again” another way.

songs of resilience

Mel the Moose

(Calming Down)Musical story - Listen FREE on YouTube

"Take Five & Thrive!"

  • While the children are singing songs about ways to cope with life’s ups and downs, here’s a FREE song with tips for you, too.
    YouTube | mp3 | wav

just for fun!

One Line Drawing Challenge
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Have a good week everyone,

Linda Campbell

elementary school counsellor


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