Building Kids' Emotional Resilience

Emotional resilience is an important part of staying healthy and happy. You can help your kids develop the skills they need to stay strong, even in the face of difficult situations.

It is not your job to try to prevent your kids from experiencing challenging situations and disappointments. Difficult times actually help your kids develop their emotional resilience.

Difficulties teach your kids they can handle feeling sad, angry or afraid. You can help them understand that all emotions are a part of life and there's nothing wrong with having them. Let them know that it's normal to feel these things, but it's important not to act on those feelings in harmful ways.

Below are articles discussing kids' mental and emotional health. Click a picture to read the article.

How can you teach your kids to keep themselves mentally healthy?

Nighttime Mental Health Check Form

What helps change your children's thinking from negative to positive?

positive versus negative thoughts

What helps children handle, rather than hide from, their difficult emotions?

putting a happy mask over sad face

How can you nurture your kids' peaceful feelings rather than anxious feelings?

gauge for tension level - calm to anxious

How you can help your kids overcome their fears and anxiety?

anxiety cycle - do, feel, think

What are healthy ways for kids to express their feelings?

feelings faces

How can kids reduce their negative thoughts?

What thoughts are floating through your mind?

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