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Raising Resilient Children

Resilience is the ability to overcome serious hardship and to ‘bounce back’ from adversity. Factors that support resilience include personal skills, positive relationships, community support and cultural connections.

Actions to increase resilience can be targeted at different levels – they can aim to increase achievements of pupils; to support them through transitions and encourage healthy behaviors; to promote better interpersonal relationships between people – particularly parents or carers and children; and to create more supportive, cohesive schools that support both pupils and the wider community

There are a range of books for parents, carers and other people involved in the lives of children and young people designed to support and provide guidance on how to ensure resilience in children and young people.

You can take a look at a couple of those here:

Coulson, Justin, 9 Ways to a Resilient Child (2019) -

Carr-Greg, Michael & Witt, Sharon, Raising Resilient Kids (2018) -

Brooks, Robert & Goldstein, Sam, Raising Resilient Children: Fostering Strength, Hope, and Optimism in Your Child (2002) -