What is resilience, and why does it matter?

Resilience is the ability to handle life's ups and downs.

All kids need to learn how to identify and express their feelings.

All kids need to learn how to problem-solve.

All kids need to learn that failing doesn’t make them a failure.

All kids need to learn resilience.

That’s where Raising Resilience comes in.

The goal of the Raising Resilience initiative is to give all parents and caregivers the tools they need to make the shift from reacting in the moment to proactively teaching kids how to cope with challenges, manage stress and ultimately make healthy decisions throughout their lives.

Resilience at every stage of development

From navigating feelings to building independence and problem-solving, we’ve got you covered with tips and strategies for building your child’s resilience as they grow.

If your first thought is that building resilience in your child sounds like a lot of work, or that it’s one more thing to add to your already full parenting to-do list, you’re not alone. The thing is: Sometimes it’s not about doing more.

It’s about doing things a little differently. Resilience is built in little, everyday moments. Let us help you see how the seemingly small things we do with our kids can be opportunities to help them learn, grow and build resilience.

Learn how you can develop resilience in kids at different ages.

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