Counselor's Corner Newsletter

April 2021 - Resilience

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What is resilience?

Resilience is the ability to cope when things go wrong. Having resilience means we can bounce back from difficult times and overcome any obstacles that life throws at us. Having resilience is important because life is unpredictable. While we always hope that things will go smoothly, it is necessary to be prepared for when they do not. In order to be resilient, we have to practice! We can build a tool box of special practices called coping skills that will help us when we are going through change or tough times in our lives.

TedTalks - Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn't the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of "grit" as a predictor of success.
Grit: the power of passion and perseverance | Angela Lee Duckworth

The Six Domains of Resilience

The Six Factor Resilience Scale breaks down the different aspects of resilience and which part of the brain they come from. These factors measure how resilient a person can be and why. Learning the different traits associated with resilience can go a long way in helping to build resilience in our children.

How can we help build resilience in our kids?

Interested in learning what you can do at home to help build resilience in your child? Take a peek at the articles below from the Child Mind Institute.

Books About Building Resilience for Kids

For further details or information, contact your child's School Counselor

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