Successful adults are those who have learned how to be resilient. If you want your child to be successful in the future, you need to teach them how to be resilient.
Being resilient means helping them approach new situations and setbacks in positive, not negative, ways.
Some things that resilient children do:
- Communicate effectively. By expressing how they feel without anger or frustration and listening to others' viewpoints, they can find solutions that help them feel heard and valued.
- Make healthy decisions. They can see the pros and cons of decisions, allowing them to make the best overall decision. So often, children have a hard time seeing all sides of a problem or a situation which often leads them to make poor choices or be swayed by outside influences.
- Take responsibility for their actions. No child wants to get in trouble, but those who can own up to mistakes and consequences of actions have an advantage as they grow and mature.
If you haven't checked out part 1 of this series, we recommend going back and listening to episode 167.