Elmo and his Daddy sing about how they feel proud of each other.
Children can thrive when they feel proud of themselves. A great way for dads to build the confidence of their little ones is to praise them for things—both big and small. Together with children, watch this video of Elmo’s dad telling Elmo all the ways he makes him proud.
Then talk about times you feel proud of your child, for example:
- When they work on hard projects, such as drawing pictures or building with blocks.
- When they are helpful with chores like cleaning up.
- When they are caring with siblings, friends, and other adults in their lives.
Coping with the Trauma of Resettling (Pashto)
Children and adults can learn coping strategies and resilience-building techniques to help lessen the effects of traumatic experiences.
Zoe is Fearful
Video for children on dealing with big feelings, and how to cope with feeling afraid.
A Guide for Families Affected by Crisis and Displacement
Your caring presence, paired with playful learning activities, can help families gain important skills to help them as they settle in to their new or for-now home. This guide includes information and activities to help you offer comfort and facilitate learning in the families you work with.
Rhythms of Resilience
An interactive course that helps providers and caring community members introduce resilience-building practices to young children and families affected by crisis.
An Introduction to ‘Welcome Sesame’
Follow along for an introduction to resources designed to support families experiencing displacement or resettlement as a result of crisis.
Supporting Resettling Children and Families in the U.S.
Explore ways you can support newcomer families in your community.