This video breaks down the 10 main components of resilience, and gives you easy suggestions for boosting it. Hopefully, you will recognise some of the tips as things that you already do, as well as learn some new ideas that you can work on.
When completed regularly, homework can play a significant role in our children’s progress and learning. Read our top tips on how to make homework work for your family.
As parents, thinking about our own feelings towards homework is a useful exercise. Use this reflective worksheet to assess your attitudes and consider how you can make homework work better for your child.
Talking positively to your children about their homework can really help with the task at hand. Praising them for being motivated or showing a great attitude, offering guidance when they find something tricky and talking to them about what they are doing, will all help to create a calm and positive environment for learning. Here are some phrases you can use if you are stuck for something to say.
Using metaphors in family life can help to promote children’s emotional, academic and digital resilience. In this video, Dr Weston will tell you about some of her favourites, giving you some inspiration for metaphors that could work for you.
It’s good to remember who is there for us and how resilient we are. Encourage your child to fill in this worksheet and help them to recognise their skills, abilities and support network.
Sometimes, we need to talk to someone. It might be we are feeling a little bit down, need cheering up or really need to get something off our chest. Sometimes, when we are feeling like that, we forget who we can turn to, call up, or email. Sometimes, we just need to keep a list handy of the people who we know are always happy to listen.
Tired of nagging your children in the morning? Our handy list can help children to practise their organisational skills.
Moving to a new school and forming new friendships can feel challenging and sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. Encouraging your child to have a few questions up their sleeve, to ask their classmates, will give them a simple strategy for establishing these important new connections. See if they can come up with their own, but use ours as a starting point.