How to Raise Resilient Bounce-Back Kids

Part of the “77 Ways to Parent” series.


How does your child handle disappointment? What happens when they don’t win the game, election or friend? Are they resilient? Do they want to quit the team when they are not chosen for play? Can they bounce-back from disappointment or failure and find new ways to become empowered?

How do you handle discouragement and crisis? What happens when you face adversity? What characteristics and strengths help you to overcome and bounce back from bad situations?

Do you or your child dwell on what went wrong and what mistakes were made, rather than recognizing what went right, even if the outcome was not what you would have wished for?