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3 Ways to Build Resilient Kids

As parents, we want our kids to be independent, successful and go-getters. That means teaching them that we’re not the only great problem-solvers – they are too!

Letting kids fail and allowing them to learn from that failure is one of the greatest gifts you can give to them, but it’s also one of the scariest things to do as a parent. For some parents, this is stepping way outside of the comfort zone. You feel like it’s your job and life’s mission to make sure they are happy and safe. The thing is, if you don’t let your children fail, how will they ever learn to bounce back? Take care of themselves? What lessons will they learn? Where will they get courage and determination, the two qualities that adults need to get through the challenges life throws at them?

You may need to start with baby steps, and that’s OK. Even though there are things you think your kids can’t do (or you’re hesitant to let them), here are a few videos of what your kids CAN do that can help them build independence and resilience.

Kids CAN Have a Social Life

Kids CAN Find Themselves if They Get Lost

Kids CAN Walk Alone

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