[vc_row row_type=”3″ blox_image=”12039″ align_center=”aligncenter” page_title=”page-title-x” blox_padding_bottom=”50″][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”10/12″][vc_empty_space][vc_empty_space height=”35px”][vc_custom_heading text=”how to enhance the resilience message” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center|color:%23203e4a” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_empty_space][vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading text=”introduction” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23ce879f” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Kids are like sponges, they are constantly absorbing information.

Sometimes they absorb this information consciously, and other times knowledge is absorbed unconsciously.

We are firm believers in gaining every possible advantage we can, so we use as many different resources to help get our message of resilience across.

Below we highlight some ways that you can do this at home.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”10/12″][vc_custom_heading text=”real life stories” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23ce879f” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]We want to bring resilience to ‘life’ for our kids, to make it real. A great way to do this is by using  stories.  Of course, use your own, those of people you know, other family members, or famous people who have overcome failure to become successful (see video below).[/vc_column_text][vc_raw_html]JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjI1NjAlMjIlMjBoZWlnaHQlM0QlMjIzMTUlMjIlMjBzcmMlM0QlMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbSUyRmVtYmVkJTJGekxZRUNJam1uUXMlMjIlMjBmcmFtZWJvcmRlciUzRCUyMjAlMjIlMjBhbGxvd2Z1bGxzY3JlZW4lM0UlM0MlMkZpZnJhbWUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][vc_column_text]Or, you could find someone who is successful in an area that your child is passionate about.

Pick someone in that industry, do a project, find out about their struggles.

Who is their hero? What did they have to go through to get to where they are?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”10/12″][vc_custom_heading text=”films” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23ce879f” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]We love watching inspiring films, especially real life stories or documentaries about inspiring kids. Our personal favourites are:

Maidentrip:

The story of a young Dutch girl who became the youngest person to sail around the world solo.

The Eagle Huntress:

A young girl goes against 1000 years of tradition to become an Eagle Hunter.

He named me Malala:

The story of a young girl who was shot for her views that girls should go to school.

For a more comprehensive list, Common Sense Media is a great way to discover awesome films, and you can check that they are age appropriate too:

Films for kids that promote PERSEVERANCE

Films for kids that inspire COURAGE

And finally lets not forget TED. Here’s a list of 9 talks by impressive kids.

Remember, we aren’t trying to make our kids feel inadequate, we just want to show them that ordinary kids can do extraordinary things, and that they can be resilient.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”10/12″][vc_custom_heading text=”books” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23ce879f” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]From Aesop’s Fables to Harry Potter, you’ll find that most books contain a character that has to demonstrate resilience in some capacity.

The key we’ve found, is to ask your child what the characters do in order to overcome the obstacles they face.

If you are looking for some  inspiration as to suitable books:

Common Sense Media: Books that build self-esteem

Reaching In Reaching Out: Book Resources

We find true stories extremely inspiring this is a great list of biographies of people who have done great things (you can choose by age appropriateness too).

The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure (affiliate link) This book looks great, I am definitely getting it for my daughter. You can read what Maria Popova over at Brain Pickings thinks about it here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”10/12″][vc_custom_heading text=”posters” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23ce879f” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]We like having motivational images and posters around the house, so if you like them too, we have created 3 printables for you to use.

They are A4 landscape and printable quality, so just click on the one(s) you like and you can download a free pdf to print off at home.

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A slightly left field one, but one we like nonetheless, why not get your child a little plant that they have to look after.

The unconscious mind loves symbols and metaphors and what could be a better metaphor for resilience than a plant.

In order for it to thrive, it needs good quality soil, light, regular watering, pruning- it needs looking after, care and nurturing.

Just like resilience, if you create the right environment, practice your skills, get rid of stuff (thoughts/ behaviours) that aren’t useful, then over time you grow into a resilient human, one who can thrive.

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