- Resilience is about being able to cope and manage everyday stress and challenges, without developing significant problems.
- It is all about providing and promoting skills that protect children from the negative impact of stress from school demands, teasing, bullying and relationships.
- Research by Martin Seligman, author of the “The Optimistic Child” has shown that children who are resilient do better in life.
Resilience is fostered by teaching children social skills and emotional management strategies. These skills are often referred to as “emotional intelligence”. Daniel Goleman explains in his best-selling book about how emotional intelligence is a better predictor of future success than a child’s academic performance.