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What happens when a rubber ball is dropped? It bounces back! That is resilience.

Resilience is when people can adapt well to stress, tragedy, and negative events.

Every human including children and teenagers, encounter stress or adverse experiences.

But, not everyone bounces back as far and as quickly as others.

Children and teens need to feel safe & secure. Here are some tips for parents, educators, & others

who work with young people, to build resilience:

  • Let your child know they can come to you and talk about what is bothering them.
  • Encourage their efforts & small achievements.
  • Have realistic expectations of your child based on age, ability, and their own individual personality.
  • Give them positive messages that encourage them to overcome difficulties and setbacks.
  • Explore coping skills such as hobbies, activities, and friendships to manage stress.
  • Communicate that some situations in life can’t be changed or “fixed” but that they can build inner
  • strength to meet challenges to move beyond them, thrive, and keep a positive attitude about themselves.

If you or someone you know is suffering, don’t wait. Contact Catholic Charities and let one of our licensed counselors help so you can live a happier, healthier, and more productive life. 

Catholic Charities

1601 Military Road

Sioux City, IA


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