How to Raise an Emotionally Resilient Child

Children experience stress and disappointments. Kids take tests, learn new information, change schools, change neighborhoods, get sick, get braces, encounter bullies, make new friends and occasionally get hurt by those friends. COVID-19 compounds the natural stress and creates disappointments for our children. They worry about what they are seeing and hearing in the world around them. They are disappointed when giving up the things they were looking forward to before the pandemic. Maybe it’s the end of the school year picnic, the annual Memorial Day camping trip, or their summer trip to grandma’s house. When children experience these disappointments it is heartbreaking for parents. Helping your child build resilience during these times is a lifelong skill that will benefit them in adulthood as they deal with the ups and downs of life.

How to Raise an Emotionally Resilient Child/PBS KIDS for Parents

All the Best,
Patricia Carroll | UW-Madison, Division of Extension
Associate Professor, Dept of Family Development
Human Development & Relationships Educator, Dodge County
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