Building Resilience Capacity in Young Children

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What is resilience, and how should we think about resilience from intersectional and neuroscience viewpoints?

The article “Building Resilience Capacity in Young Children” in the March/April issue of Childhood Education Innovations provides practical resilience-building strategies that educators can apply in the classroom.

Why Build Resilience?

Resilience is essential for human survival. It allows children to respond and adapt to challenges and short- and long-term risks. Children who develop a resilience capacity can thrive even when faced with difficulties.

Practical Ways to Build Resilience

The article highlights several ways educators can support the development of resilience capacity in their students. Some include:

  • Creating a classroom and playground that are safe, warm, and sensitive to children’s needs.
  • Build, nurture, and cultivate strong relationship and respect for each other.
  • Help children develop positive perceptions of themselves and their self-worth.
  • Encourage mindful activities and breathing techniques.
  • Teaching children problem-solving, negotiation, and decision-making skills.

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