Resilience: a Boot Camp for your kids
Module 7: Because you're worth it.
Parent/ Caregiver notes and tips.
Welcome to Module 7.
We hope that you and your child enjoy it.
Please get in touch if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, we'd love to hear from you.
purpose of the module
In Module 7 we turn to an essential but often overlooked element of RESILIENCE: self-compassion, or as we say, being kind to yourself.
Self-compassion will help your child to develop their resilience because they won't treat themselves as harshly when they mess up and will be more open to being critiqued, this is a crucial part of resilience, the ability to overcome and to bounce back from failing.
Our objective is to help your child to learn to be kind to themselves.
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Research shows a direct link between self-compassion and psychological well-being.
Self-compassion will help your child to develop a geniune inner confidence, when you can look at yourself objectively and accept your flaws and your strengths you develop a confident sense of who you are.
Self- compassion also helps in relationships, self-compassion will help your child to be there when needed, to not judge or criticise, to offer advice when needed and to tell the truth (even when it hurts)... qualities that help garner successful relationships.
what to expect
In this activity we play a little trick on your child.
We ask them to write a letter to their younger self, but in reality it's a letter to themselves NOW.
It's easier to be more compassionate and understanding of a younger you, perhaps you didn't have the skills/ knowledge or confidence to cope as well as you might do now.
Help your child to think of really dramatic situations- the more challenging the better.
They will subconsciously recognise that they came through and survived-and if they've done it before, they can do it again.
7 DAY CHALLENGE:
what to expect
In the same way as M3, the purpose of the challenge is to help your child to build a positivity circuit: this time around being kind to themselves.
When was the last time you gave yourself credit for what you were good at?
We like to keep it simple so just as you are putting them to bed each night ask them:
What do you feel grateful for about yourself today?
Why not try this yourself for the next 7 days?
It actually feels really good especially when you allow yourself to bask for a few moments in the feelings that arise.
Ok, that's it.
Let's get ready to rumble... it's time to start module 7.