Developing Grit and Resilience

Being resilient affects all aspects of your life. The more resilient we are, the better we are at having a growth mindset. Further, the more we develop a growth mindset the more resilient we can become. One of our upcoming courses will delve more deeply into helping our children become more resilient and apply these principles.  The courses we currently offer also help us develop a growth mindset and resiliency. 

Grit means having courage, resolve, and strength to keep going toward something regardless of what obstacles may confront you. In short it means you don't give up. Check out this endearing video that demonstrates grit. It's simple but very touching.

A simple children's race teaches us all a powerful lesson on grit and perseverance.

Finding Your Grit

From the video we see how important it is to have a supportive network of family and friends to encourage children. Even more important and enduring, however, is to help them develop a sense of their own self-worth, regardless of how a situation in life unfolds. Our background or current life situations do not define our worth. Our struggles can help build resilience.  Learn how resilience and a stronger sense of self-worth affect our ability to communicate effectively in these Communication Courses.

Below are some additional resources you can use to read more about helping your child have more resilience and grit. These will also help us understand how grit and resilience are important but not the only characteristics that help us succeed in life or achieve well-being. While professionals and experts often enter debates over which matters more, grit or talent, our premise here is only to educate about the value of grit and how to develop it. 

Fostering Resilience in Children by ERIC, the Educational Resources Information Center

Tips for building your child's resilience  from the Mayo Clinic

Teach Kids How to Be Mentally Tough by Amy Morin, LCSW