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Teaching a child resilience 5 - 6 yrs

In todays challenging world, no child can remain unscathed from not winning at at least once. And that is ok. The trick lies in picking oneself up after every blow – continuing on the path of the goal. There is a need to teach the same to every child. this can only happen over the years – but the start can begin any time – the younger the better. The best way to learn something like this is via the medium of stories – heroic, if possible relatable, definitely winning after picking oneself up

  • Step 1

    Book "Heroes for my son" by Brad Meltzer

    The book has chapters on various well known people - from The Wright brothers who invented the aeroplane, Helen Keller, and a father son duo who run marathons together (the son is confined to his chair and the father wheels his son's wheel chair

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  • Step 2

    Book: Wilma Unlimited

    Wilma Unlimited is a based on a true story of a girl who was told that she may not able to walk post an incident, but proved naysayers all wrong

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  • Step 3

    Movie: Karate Kid

    Watching the original karate kid in the right context gives a child the importance of "getting up", the importance of "practice", the importance of "following instructions', the importance of keeping one's cool etc.

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    Movie: Kungfu Panda

    The movie Kungfu Panda is about a panda who goes beyond his girth and size. He does the unexpected - become a kungfu master through practice, concentration and finally self belief. Entertainming for the child, the message works at a subliminal level. Having a discussion with the child after having watched the movie could draw his or her attention to the qualities that one chooses to highlight.

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  • Step 5

    Failure is Wow. Talk by parenting coach Sushant Kalra of Parwarish

    This video is probably the most important. This has to be watched by the parent to get the context right. Failure and resilience go hand in hand.

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    Failure is Wow. Talk by parenting coach Sushant Kalra of Parwarish

    This video is probably the most important. This has to be watched by the parent to get the context right. Failure and resilience go hand in hand.

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  • Step 7

    Poster on resilience

    REfer to the poster here. Save it somewhere to have you and the child look at it again and again

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  • Step 8

    Pinterest board on resilience

    This pinterest board has clips and articles and posters for reference dealing with resilience ad failure

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