Building resilience and adversity quotient in young learners

"We must take our place in the Circle of Life.”

We were put on the earth for a reason. We have a role to play in the world. We cannot get lazy and give up on things because they seem out of our control. There are people that need us in their lives, lessons we must learn and mistakes we must make. We must take our place in the natural flow of things.To do this with confidence we all need to develop our Adversity Quotient. For that we need to develop Resilience in thought...

Everything we see exists together in a delicate balance. As individuals we need to understand that balance, and respect the same within a crawling baby to the leaning senior citizen...

As Martin Luther King Jr said, the ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience. But where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Everyone has a different story, a different past and a different path they are on in life. Every person has a different role they are meant to play to create the balance in the universe. Each one must see the positives that they encountered in every negative situation...lessons to be learnt from the lives of Helen Keller, Louis Braille, Napoleon, Edison...the list is long... they looked at life in the eye with resilience ....

Here are 10 tips to raise resilient kids:

  1. Build strong emotional connection
  2. Be a good role model
  3. Promote healthy risk taking
  4. Boost their self esteem
  5. Teach problem solving skills
  6. Embrace mistakes and learn from it
  7. Shape their growth mindset
  8. Get involved in sports activities
  9. Make gratitude a habit
  10. Build their executive functioning skills
We must push our limits. Create a mantra of things we wish for. 

As you think so you become. Thought is powerful. The world of thought is more real than the external world. The food for the self is thought. So, choose thoughts as one chooses healthy food. Learn to picture yourself as strong, good and loving.

Remember 
Thoughts become words
Words become actions
Actions become habits 
Habits define our character 
Character shapes our destiny...
Think positively. Think resiliently.
Be the change you want to see in the children around you...

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