Resilient children have protective skills and supportive environments that helps them cope with difficult situations.
Resilience in children can be fostered by:
Providing them with the material resources and stimulation they need.
Supporting stable and positive relationships between them and their parents and other adults in their community.
Fostering self-regulation skills, that enable children to direct their attention, manage emotions, keep track of rules, inhibit their impulses, and control their behaviour in other adaptive ways.
Reducing the level of exposure to overwhelming adversities and other “toxic” risks that threaten child health and development.
The most effective way to build resilience in children is to support their caregivers.