Building resilience — the ability to adapt well to adversity — can help our children manage stress and feelings of anxiety and uncertainty. The good news is that resilience skills can be learned. It involves behaviours, thoughts and actions that can be learned over time.
Some signs your child may need additional support in building their resilience:
- They have become extra clingy, needing more hugs than usual
- For younger children, they have started wetting the bed or sucking their thumb after you thought they had outgrown that behaviour
- You are aware that they have experienced a traumatic event or significant stress and you have noticed they don’t see quite themselves since then
- They are acting out in unexpected ways at school or at home
If your child seems stuck or overwhelmed you may want to consider talking to someone who can help, such as a psychologist at AIM. Contact us 6150 8339 or firstname.lastname@example.org.