Kids do what we model for them. This commercial is an extreme representation of bad role modeling called “Children See. Children Do.” It does represent how our behavior as adults model behavior for our children. (VIDEO is not for the squeamish).
What is resilience?
Resilience is a dynamic process wherein individuals display positive adaptation despite experiences of significant adversity or trauma. This term does not represent a personality trait or an attribute of the individual (Luthar et al., 2000; Masten, 1999; Rutter, 1999, 2000). Rather, it is a two-dimensional construct that implies exposure to adversity and the manifestation of positive adjustment outcomes. Source
Life can be challenging and may include many stressful situations. Parents and children can feel overwhelmed by different things at different times like:
In times of need kids may need outside and inside supports:
Focus on developing multiple facets of developing a child’s sense of self in the world.
Take-The Resiliency Quiz
Cool concept: The Resiliency Doughnut
Great article on resiliency: Hard-Wired to Bounce Back- By Nan Henderson
Resources for Parents
Great PowerPoint: Raising Resilient Children
Hopeful TED talk.
Talk for Educators: