In the past few years, "grit" has become a buzzword in child development and education circles. In psychology, grit is based on an individual's passion, motivation, and determination to achieve a certain goal.
“7 Ways to Cultivate Grit in Children” , written by Jill Ceder, explores 7 instrumental tools to help your child develop grit and perseverance.
Trauma can significantly impact a child, and those caring for them are often left with questions about how to best help. Children with trauma can present significant challenges, and they often display patterns of behaviour that can strain the relationship between the child and those caring for them.
This wonderful resource will share evidence- based strategies to help a child emotionally regulate and ground after a traumatic event. It also includes a resource from the Child Trauma Academy on “Helping Traumatized Children: A Brief Overview for Caregivers.”
“Connection Rituals to Battle Anxiety” provides parents, caregivers, and professionals with concrete tools and rituals to help children who struggle with anxiety.
Anxiety is often (but not always) a symptom of disconnection - even if this isn’t the source of the anxiety, the connection with a caregiver most often relieves the anxiety. This has to do with our innate drive to ‘be in attachment’ with our caregivers.
“Cultivating Resiliency in Children” provides parents, caregivers and professionals with concrete tools and strategies to raise resilient children. Resilient children are confident problem solvers, critical thinkers, independent, motivated, have a high self-esteem, and are courageous in navigating life’s challenges.
“Words to Calm a Child” provides key phrases parents and caregivers can utilize to promote emotion regulation and connection with a child struggling with anxiety, anger, or sadness. We also provide a quick formula to effectively set limits with children, and recommend some phrases to repair the relationship if you lose your cool in the heat of the moment.