Bounce Back and Thrive Resilience Training

Bounce Back and Thrive Resilience Training To Start Soon!
Posted on 02/23/2017
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On Tuesday, March 7th we will host our first Bounce Back and Thrive resilience training at North Elementary at 6 p.m.

Children can roller skate in the gym while parents learn about how to promote resilience and self regulation.


Parents & Kids on the ‘Road to Resilience’

The ‘Road of Life’ has many bumps, twists & turns. What do kids need to travel it with resilience?

CARING RELATIONSHIPS & POSITIVE ROLE MODELS

Caring relationships & positive role models help us steer through tough times.
Here are some ways you can build a close, loving relationship with kids around you:

  • Comfort kids when they are upset.

  • Ask about their feelings and thoughts. Listen with interest.

  • Put yourself in their shoes. Use empathy to understand their point of view.

  • Give them attention and affection. Smile, play and laugh with them.

Remember, kids copy what adults say and do. Here are some ways to role model resilience:

  • Take deep breaths to stay calm and patient.

  • Stop & re-think. Keep on trying. Look for positives.

  • Reach out for support – everyone needs help sometimes.

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SELF-CONTROL

Self-control helps us handle strong emotions, wait for things we want and achieve our goals. Here’s how you can help kids:

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  • Teach kids to take deep breaths to help them calm down and focus their attention.

  • Help them practise waiting for what they want.

  • Encourage them to keep on trying when they face obstacles and reach out for help as needed.

  • Show them there are no magic solutions to problems. Solutions may take time & effort.

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THINKING SKILLS

Thinking skills help us find new ways to look at situations and solve problems. Here’s how you can help kids:

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  • Use empathy to help kids talk about worries and frustrations. Ask - What are you saying to yourself inside your head?

  • Gently challenge negative thinking. Help them find other ways to see the situation.

  • Ask for their ideas about how to solve problems. Encourage flexible thinking.

  • Help them see that most problems are temporary and have solutions.

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POSITIVE OUTLOOK & OPTIMISM

A positive outlook helps us deal with challenges and be optimistic about our future. Here’s how you can help kids:

  • Celebrate and share stories about the “simple pleasures” in everyday life.

  • Teach kids to look for beauty in nature. Point out a beautiful sunset or the smell of a flower.

  • Show them how to express appreciation every day for the positives in life.

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Confidence helps us believe that we can overcome obstacles and solve everyday problems. Here’s how you can help kids:

  • Point out their strengths. Every kid has them.

  • Tell them mistakes are OK. They are part of learning.

  • Offer encouragement. Help them take small steps and see their progress.

  • Offer choices. Making choices helps kids feel some control and learn to make decisions.

RESPONSIBILITY & PARTICIPATION

Helping others and participating in meaningful activities strengthens and motivates us. Here’s how you can help kids:

  • Give kids responsibility for doing chores that you know they can do.

  • Find ways for kids to help family, neighbours or others in your community.

  • Nurture their interests and hobbies.

  • Encourage kids to reach out and participate in school and community activities.

Reaching IN...Reaching OUT © 2012, 2016 Jennifer Pearson & Darlene Kordich Hall for RIRO

When Parents...

SHOW AFFECTION & ATTENTION

LISTEN/UNDERSTAND

STAY CALM

SHOW PATIENCE

STOP & RE-THINK SHOW POSITIVE

OUTLOOK

VIEW MISTAKES as OK KEEP TRYING
SEE STRENGTHS

TAKE RESPONSIBILITY &

BE INVOLVED

Kids Learn to...

Feel loved & connected Have a sense of worth

Feel understood & accepted Understand others

Calm themselves
Handle stressful situations

Wait
Develop patience

Stop and think
Be creative problem-solvers

Appreciate the positives in life Be hopeful (optimistic)

See mistakes as part of learning Try new things

Keep trying
Achieve goals

See their own strengths Feel confidence

Be responsible & involved Feel they belong

 

For more free information about helping children develop resilience, visit http://www.reachinginreachingout.com/resources-parents.htm

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