Keep your child healthy

Building resilience

  • Resilience is the ability to adapt well to difficulty, trauma, tragedy, threats or stress. Parents and caregivers can help children learn resilience skills such as managing stress and feelings of uncertainty.
  • Sticking to a daily routine can be comforting to children who crave structure in their lives. You can encourage children to create their own routines. Talk with your children. When they have question, answer them honestly but simply and reassure them with statements like “I’ll always take care of you” and don’t discount fears when they tell you about them.

Visit the

American Psychological Association

Resilience Guide

For Parents & Teachers