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Positive relationships lay the foundations for resilience. By getting to know each child well and learning about them and their family, you can develop an awareness of and sensitivity to them and their needs.
That relationship can help them to understand who they are, as well as emotions, communication, behaviour, how to treat others and how they can expect to be treated.
Positive relationships help children to feel safe and secure in the world and build their confidence and courage to dive into new experiences and interactions.
Resilience in childhood
This courage helps them to develop the personal qualities and skills of resilience. Getting to know each child well makes it possible to see areas where they might need a bit of extra support.Look out for and plan interactions and experiences in your class that will build children’s:
You might like to share our Grow & Thrive information for parents of 5-8 year old children with parents or caregivers of children at your school—these are packed with information and fun tips about resilience.
There are lots of other resources that you can share with families from KidsMatter and Raising Children Network. When more help is needed, families can also speak with family doctors, counsellors or psychologists.
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