Resilience: a Boot Camp for your kids

Module 1: What is Resilience?


Thank you very much for joining our very special RESILIENCE BOOT CAMP.

Before we begin we the 1st module, we have a quick question for you.

​What do you think is the biggest single predictor of your success?

your grades

how resilient you are

how smart you are

what is resilience?

If you aren't sure what RESILIENCE is (yet), don't worry, because over the next 10 modules you are going to learn what it IS and how you can BE resilient.

The great news is, you aren't born resilient, it doesn't matter how old you are, where you live, or how smart you are, RESILIENCE is something you learn and develop over time through practice. 

Which means that ANYONE can learn how to be resilient.

your commitment

It's important to understand that you aren't going to be a Resilience Super Hero straight away. The most successful people in any field aren't the ones that had the most talent, were the smartest or most gifted, instead it's the ones who worked hardest, who practiced more, who pushed themselves.

So, if you complete the 10 modules, if you work hard, practice and try to improve each day, you will build a resilient habit that will last you your lifetime. 

Are you willing to make that commitment?



today you are
going to learn

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    What RESILIENCE is and why it is so important.
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    What RESILIENT behaviour looks like so you can recognise it when you do it.
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    Why your parent or caregiver thinks that RESILIENCE is important-you are going to hear some stories about their experiences of resilience.

why resilience is important

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    Your life will be full of challenges. When you learn how to be RESILIENT, you will have the tools you need to be able to deal with these challenges successfully.
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    If you want to do well at school, be an, artist,  doctor, lawyer, dancer, builder, sports star... or any job at all, you are much more likely to be successful if you learn to be RESILIENT.
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    Research now tells us that how RESILIENT you are is at least as important as your grades.  As we said before, that's not to say that grades aren't important (they are), it just shows you how important resilience is.

what is resilience?

By now you are most probably thinking, 'what is resilience?'.

Here's a little video we made to explain. 

Pay attention as we have a quiz coming up shortly!

Click here to watch the video...

your turn...

Now you have an idea as to what RESILIENCE is and what being RESILIENT looks like.

You also know that being RESILIENT is an important part of being successful in life- whatever you choose to do.

So, now it's time to get to find out a bit more about how RESILIENCE works in the real world, you are going to do that by...

activity 1:
ask your parent/ caregiver

You are going to ask your parent or caregiver about their experiences. 

They believe that RESILIENCE is important... but do you know WHY they believe that?

To find out, you are going to ask them about a successful, and an unsuccessful resilience experience they had in their life... you can learn a lot from both types of experience.

Your activity sheet has a list of questions and there's space to write down what they say.

If you decide to take the digital route, please remember, once your child has finished typing- to press PRINT and then SAVE AS PDF.

activity 2:
quiz time

Right, we hope that you have been paying attention!

When you are ready, please take our RESILIENCE quiz (opens another tab).

Which RANK will you achieve?


Good Luck!!! When you have finished, come back here to finish the MODULE.


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    Now you know and understand what RESILIENCE is and why it is important.
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    RESILIENCE is not something you are just born with, nor is it something that you have or don't have.
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    RESILIENCE is a skill, an attitude, and a way of thinking and these are all something that you can LEARN, PRACTICE and IMPROVE.

7 day challenge

Each week we have a  7 DAY CHALLENGE for you to complete.

To get really good at anything it's important that you take what you learn and practice, practice, practice in your life.

The final page of your activity worksheet has your 7 DAY CHALLENGE activity.

Your challenge is to try and perform just ONE resilient behaviour a day for the next 7 days... that's it!

This is your chance to practice what you have learned... good luck!

module completed

How was that? Good we hope! 

Hopefully you may have already begun to notice that you feel a bit more resilient than you did before you started the module. 

Remember to complete the 7 DAY CHALLENGE, and we will see you in Module 2.