Resilience: are you teaching your child to be resilient in life?

Resilience is a term “borrowed” of materials science, meaning the property of materials that accumulate energy when subjected to stress (which is another term “borrowed” of materials science). These materials, after a moment of tension if they are damaged, have the ability to return to its original condition.

The term has migrated to other areas and is now commonly used in the Administration, Psychology and Ecology, among others areas.

How to be resilient in life then? Becoming a real “tough guy” with respect to the adversities of life. The earlier a person learn to be resilient, the better. Do not sit on the curb and cry when you see a problem, but roll up our sleeves and focus on the solution and on the next activities.

Rather than explain the meaning, you must give good examples to your children, being resilient every time that  happen some difficulty in your life and showing them how you acted. You have to discuss them with them about the things that occur in their lives. Listen them and try to get findings and learnings together.

Show that life is not easy even for those who are resilient. So imagine for those who do not have this feature and gives up front of the first adversity.


If you do not teach resiliency to their children, they will have to learn slowly with the events in their lives. This question is linked with learning radars, do you remember this? If their radars aren’t connected, they will go through hard times until they become resilient people. Traditional schools will not teach it. It takes care just of academic knowledge. You must teach them from the first falls of your children. You can show the ability of the human body to heal itself, and that this capacity is very applicable in our minds.

Think about it!

I recommend reading this post listed below, which addressed the issue very well.