How Children Build Resilience
When you give children the tools to overcome obstacles, you help them learn and grow. Providing your love and support through everyday challenges is the first and most important step in helping kids develop the confidence to overcome anything they face
Grown-ups can help little ones build resilience skills during everyday moments.
Positive Problem Solving
We can help children learn to solve problems – a key part of resilience!
Try teaching kids this three-step strategy to teach problem-solving, self-control, planning, and persistence. It works for grown-ups, too!
Communicating Through Feelings
We can help children manage their emotions – a key part of resilience!
Tough times can also be opportunities for children, families, and entire communities to build resilience.
Find resources, activities, and videos to help build Resilience.
Resolving Hurt Feelings with Rosita and Friends
Misunderstandings and hurt feelings can be opportunities to build friendships and develop important social skills.
Roads to Resilience
A course highlighting some of the best assets from topics across SesameWorkshop.org with customized approaches, and tips and tricks on using these resources in your work with caregivers and their children.
Looking for Special
A storybook featuring Lily about the importance of confidence as a key skill in building resilience.
The Monster Dash
A storybook about practicing flexibility and maintaining a positive outlook as skills to build resilience.
Bounce Back: Storybook
A storybook featuring Alex about persistence and resilience in the face of new challenges.
Bounce Back: Printable
Lyrics of a song about resilience.
A song about resilience.
Confidence is that sense of self-assurance we get from appreciating our own abilities or qualities, and from mastering new skills.
R is for Resilience
Resilience helps us bounce back when we fall down, and keeps us going when times get tough.
Discover more resources for parents, caregivers, and providers.
Caring grown-ups can help lessen the effects of trauma and show children they’re not alone.
So much brain development happens in the earliest years of life, and little ones thrive when they have lots of nurturing interactions with caring adults.
When you help children to understand and express their emotions, you help them grow and thrive.