ERIC Number: EJ1045929
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Reference Count: 20
Ten Ways to Foster Resilience in Young Children--Teaching Kids to "Bounce Back"
Dimensions of Early Childhood, v42 n3 p35-39 2014
Resilience has often been defined as the ability to bounce back in times of adversity and to develop in a positive way when faced with setbacks. Children routinely show high amounts of resilience mostly because of temperament and a built-in sense of autonomy.Children are able to overcome adversity to bounce back before social and emotional harm is done, even after being exposed to extreme risks. Working with children can be challenging, especially when they face enduring hardships. This article provides ten ways to foster resilience using literature based on resilience theory and best practices. By honoring feelings that children have in dealing with adversity or setbacks, along with identifying their strengths, teachers and caregivers can play a part in helping them to "bounce back" or be resilient.
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Coping, Empathy, Help Seeking, Listening, Caregivers, Goal Orientation, Individual Characteristics, Competence, Responsibility, Participation, Problem Solving, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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