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Building Resiliency: Helping Children Learn to Weather Tough Times

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

Adversity is a natural part of life. At some point, we all face difficulties, such as family problems, serious illness, a personal crisis, or a painful loss. Being resilient is important to dealing with adversities like these. While most parents hope that their children never face extreme adversity, successfully facing tough situations can actually foster growth and give children the skills to be more resilient in the future.  This website contains five ways to promote resiliency in children and help protect them from long-term ill affects of difficult experiences.

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