Character Traits That Make Child Resilient | Child Resilience Theory

Child Resilience Theory | Character Traits That Make Children Resilient

by | Jun 23, 2021 | Character Building, Social and Emotional Learning | 0 comments

Introduction:

Do you ever worry about how resilient your child is? Well, resilience is not something that we think about every day, right? However, it is important to thrive in life, to succeed, to be happy. Let’s understand this trait better to be able to tell if your child is resilient or not. Simply put, it’s the ability to bounce back and cope with difficulties. Now, you may say that you are there to protect your child from all downs of life. So why does he or she even need to be resilient? Kids need to embrace this trait in order to become happy adults. It is resilience that helps kids not to cry over a bruised knee and instead reflect on the happy moments just before getting hurt. The same trait allows kids to cope with uncertain times. 

Let’s together find out certain character traits that make kids resilient- 

A Growth Mindset

What does your child do when they can’t read a word or solve a math problem? What if they can’t memorise a poem? Do they give up? Or, do they seek your help and try to complete what they take up?  Kids who have a growth mindset are born learners. They don’t stop when they fail once or after repeated attempts. 

Do you know that you play an important role in developing your child’s mindset? When you praise their efforts more than their results, they feel positive even when they fail. For them, failure becomes a part of their growth and learning. On the other hand, when you scold them for failing, they feel afraid to fail and learn from it. They often give up just to not fail. Ensure that you praise them when they succeed and praise their effort when they fail even after trying. This helps them become resilient too!

Problem Solving Ability

If your child can overcome tough situations and find solutions, she or he is probably high on resilience. Such children tend not to give up. For them all problems have solutions. They don’t look at problems as stumbling blocks. For them, problems are to be solved by trying. 

Read: High Emotional Quotient Leads to High Intelligence Quotient

A Sense of Purpose

Does your child make plans for the future by setting goals, with a positive view? If they do, this means that they find a purpose in what they do. Even if their goal is as small as writing a poem on a Sunday, encourage them. When they feel that their life has a purpose, they stand tall against all that comes along and achieve their goal.

Confidence

Allow your child to act on his or her own to feel confident and powerful. A confident child is more likely to take on new assignments, make friends easily, remain happy, and find ways to complete even a tough task. Let your child cook fire-free sandwiches. The first time might not be a success. Encourage them to keep trying unless they succeed and gain confidence. 

In Conclusion

As a parent, you want what is best for your child. You want your child to succeed. However, more than success, it is resilience that your child needs to build to excel and forge ahead. Build healthy routines and a strong bond with your child. Let your child find solutions. Encourage their genuine efforts with genuine praise. You can’t be everywhere or forever with your child – but you can give them tools to build a great life. 

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Child Resilience Theory | Character Traits That Make Children Resilient

by | Jun 23, 2021 | Character Building, Social and Emotional Learning | 0 comments

Introduction:

Children brim with energy. Do you remember your energy level as a child? Wasn’t it much higher than what it is now? This is why we need to manage their behaviour constantly. It’s for their good to be honest; to prevent them from getting hurt or losing all their energy in some boisterous fun.

If you are an educator or a parent who has been to schools, you have seen how children behave inside classrooms. “Is this a classroom or a fish market?”, remember your teacher shouting out every syllable when you were a school-going child?  Even today, your child hears the same old thing. But do you know that there are ways to manage their behaviour without even raising your voice? If you are an educator, you can use the power of Yoga to manage behaviour in classrooms. Even as a parent, this helps to balance their energy levels and thus manage their behaviour.

Unlike your childhood, your child is exposed to the digital world and leads a more stressful life. Yoga calms the mind. When the mind is calm, your child behaves. If you are a teacher who manages not just one but fifty children or even more, at a time, yoga can help you too.

Yoga regulates emotions

As an educator, you need to understand that your children go through a lot of emotions during school hours. They meet little people their age. They learn new things. Their behaviour reflects nothing but a mix of their emotions. While some kids settle down after recess, most don’t. They still have their minds in the playground. For them, and others too, you can use yoga for ten minutes to help them settle down. Just conscious breathing for 10 times is great as well!

Yoga reduces stress and anxiety

Often your children might unsettle because they are anxious. It can be exam stress or something back at home or just fear of incomplete homework. Reasons can be many; the effect- a toll on their behaviour. Yoga is a perfect and easy way to inhale the good and exhale the bad. Even if you don’t have a lot of space in your classrooms, use active breathing and active hearing techniques to relax your children. Tell your children to count their breaths and feel it every time they breathe in and breathe out. For active hearing, ask them to focus on the sounds they hear. Just the sound and nothing else. 

Yoga calms the mind

You can well imagine how active the minds of your little ones are. They are an exciting lot waiting either for recess or for you to step out of the class. All they want is to have fun and have it in the noisiest way possible. Yoga calms their minds and makes them patient. Even after a day or two, you start using yoga, you will notice the change. Not all students will like to sit quietly and hold a posture. However, gradually they will form a habit and that’s when their behaviour will start to change.

In Conclusion

As an educator of children with high energy levels, even you can get tired of managing their behaviour. If you join your kids while they do yoga, it will benefit you too! You can learn yoga through Kids Yoga teacher Training.  You will imbibe all the benefits of yoga and be able to manage the classroom a lot better.

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