Sample Education Paper on Fostering Resiliency in Children

Concept of Resilience

Resilience is a way in which people adapt well in situations of adversity, threats, stressors, trauma and tragedy like those of family issues, financial constraints, workplace disasters or even loss of property. Research has confirmed that resilience is just ordinary. One example is in the year 2011 when the terrorist attack was experienced in America and those affected demonstrated strong efforts in rebuilding their lives (Pizzolongo & Hunter, 2011). Resilience does not actually mean that one does not experience hardship or does not suffer distress all these are common to all people.

Strategies to Foster Resilience in Young Children

One of the ways of fostering resilience in children is by helping them to know that their colleges too have the same feeling so that they develop empathy (Masten & Monn, 2015). For example, after listening to a story each of the children take the place of one character and explain what they feel so that others develop compassion and or empathy

Research shows that by being caring to the children helps them to develop resilience because they will be able to attach their feelings to someone who seems caring to them (Masten, 2014). These can be their teachers or parents and this is important especially to those children who find it hard to bounce back from problems so easily. This person will help them develop confidence in challenges and slowly they develop resilience.

Using past experiences in children to help them bounce better in future is another strategy (Masten & Monn, 2015). Teachers and caregivers should help children set goals short term for the young ones and long term for the older ones like scoring good grades this will make children look forward and focus on future experiences to bounce better and become more resilient

Research suggests that understanding the children for who they are makes them resilient. This is because are slow learners in different fields and still, others are fragile to handle emotionally and hence handling them should be different (Masten, 2014). Others need a lot of practices in learning to build social skills and while others in cognitive concepts. Therefore it is important to factor in different expectations in different levels of children development by teachers and caregivers in order to ensure resilience in every stage of development.

Helping children develop responsibility for their lives and in the community is also important. This involves giving them a chance to participate in community activities such as charity works like food distribution. They should also take care of their surrounding such as cleaning of their rooms and taking care of their belongings.

Importance of Fostering Resilience Resilience

Children will be more successful in school, work and in their lives generally. This is because they will be able to focus on their goals without being stressed out to give up. They will be able to handle challenges in life appropriately. Children will be least likely to be depressed in their lives (Pizzolongo & Hunter, 2011). There will be reduced chances of children engaging in drugs or illicit activities due to depression and many children, therefore, will have happy productive lives.

Healthy and longer lives will be achieved as a result. I have seen children be happy in whatever they achieve in school this is because they have been taught to be accountable for what they have. There will be reduced loss of lives due to stress, heart attack, high blood pressure and even people taking their own lives. People will handle situations uprightly and due to developed empathy they will also help others who are experiencing challenges in lives

Children who are resilient cry less while with others and they are always focused. Most of them are discipline in their lives. Most of them own up their own mistakes as shown by their resiliency and hence I see a focused generation coming up and self disciplined persons who abode by the laws. This also implies that the upcoming generations will be democrats and successful families in the current future. In general I foresee a responsible future generation which is able to hold hands together and stay strong.




Masten, A. S. (2014). Global perspectives on resilience in children and youth. Child development, 85(1), 6-20.

Masten, A. S., & Monn, A. R. (2015). Child and family resilience: A call for integrated science, practice, and professional training. Family Relations, 64(1), 5-21.


Pizzolongo, P. J., & Hunter, A. (2011). I am safe and secure: Promoting resilience in young children. YC Young Children, 66(2), 67.