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How to Help Children Build Resilience in Uncertain Times


How to Help Children Build Resilience in Uncertain Times

There are many changes and unknowns for parents, students, and teachers as we begin this new school year. As a parent or guardian, you can do things at home that help build your child’s resilience in difficult situations. Resilience is the ability to bounce back or quickly recover from difficulties. We have all had to become flexible over the past 6 months, each time building our resilience. At times, we still may find ourselves saying “I feel like I’m failing” or “I feel helpless”. These experiences are opportunities to model and teach lifelong resilience skills to our children. Below are two examples of positive modeling Dr. Ken Geinsburg provided in an article he wrote for healthychildren.org:


Click here to read about ways to model and teach resilience skills to your children.

2015-2016 Pekin Continuous Notification of Nondiscrimination Policy Statement

It is the policy of the Pekin Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator: Kim Ledger, PK-5 principal/Curriculum Director,1062 Birch Ave.,Packwood, Iowa 52580,Telephone: 319-695-3707, Email:Kim Ledger