Raising Resilient Children: Approaches from Positive Psychology

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Resilience is one of the greatest gifts we can give our children. We need to equip them with the skills they need to flourish and thrive in spite of the many challenges and obstacles that life will throw at them. Research shows that a number of protective factors, including the presence of ‘one good adult’ can help to build resilience in children. Teaching children skills such as healthy distraction, perspective and thought-disputation is also a powerful way to develop resilience through increasing their feelings of self-efficacy. Children can also benefit from learning to accept and manage their strong negative emotions such as anger, frustration and anxiety. This workshop will introduce these skills, as well as an emotional regulation technique to deal with strong emotions.

Objectives and Outcomes

  • Explore research on protective factors for building children’s resilience
  • Outline a number of skills for building resilience
  • Explore an emotional regulation technique for coping with strong emotions

Additional Information

SKU CONF2020LAE
Session Session 3 - 1:45pm - 3:30pm
Day Day 4
Topic Well-Being/Self Care

Resilience is one of the greatest gifts we can give our children. We need to equip them with the skills they need to flourish and thrive in spite of the many challenges and obstacles that life will throw at them. Research shows that a number of protective factors, including the presence of ‘one good adult’ can help to build resilience in children. Teaching children skills such as healthy distraction, perspective and thought-disputation is also a powerful way to develop resilience through increasing their feelings of self-efficacy. Children can also benefit from learning to accept and manage their strong negative emotions such as anger, frustration and anxiety. This workshop will introduce these skills, as well as an emotional regulation technique to deal with strong emotions.

Objectives and Outcomes

  • Explore research on protective factors for building children’s resilience
  • Outline a number of skills for building resilience
  • Explore an emotional regulation technique for coping with strong emotions