Has your kid ever been down?
Failure is a part of life…it sucks…so how do you teach your kid how to get over it?
We are loving this acronym that you can use with your kids! Professor Helen McGrath’s Bounce Back! program is an acronym for the main lessons of resiliency.
If your kid’s ever been down (and let’s face it, haven’t we all?), try using these techniques to get them to bounce back.
B – Bad times don’t last, and things get better.
O – Other people can only help if you share with them.
U – Unhelpful thinking only makes you feel worse.
N – Nobody is perfect – not you, not your friends, not your family, not anybody!
C – Concentrate on the good things in life, no matter how small.
E – Everybody suffers, everybody feels pain and experiences setbacks; they are a normal part of life.
B – Blame fairly – negative events are often a combination of things you did, things others did, and plain bad luck.
A – Accept what you can’t change and try to change what you can.
C – Catastrophizing makes things worse – don’t fall prey to believing in the worst interpretation.
K – Keep things in perspective. Even the worst moment is but one moment in life.
If you’re interested in learning more about building resiliency in your kids, check out this article where we review specific things that can help your child.