Helping the kids to be strong and resilient

May 16th 2017
By: Melanie Hollidge
Helping the kids to be strong and resilient

In the wake of Mental Health Awareness week 2017 it can be worth thinking a bit about how to help our children be strong and resilient. All parents want their children to be happy and able to cope with whatever life throws at them. But we all know that it isn't that straightforward.
One Unicef report ranked the life satisfaction of children in the UK as 16th out of 29 countries and according to many recent reports way to many of our young people experience mental health difficulties.  If you want to boost your child’s emotional resilience you might be interested to go to How to Boost Your Child’s Emotional Resilience on Wed 17th May 2017.  The event will be held at St Albans Girls' School, Sandridgebury Lane, St Albans, AL3 6DB at 7.30pm .
The organisers say “We can't protect our children from the pressures and troubles of life but we may be able to help them cope with those pressures better, learn from setbacks and grab opportunities.” Their talk aims to empower parents to help children through difficult times and every day challenges.  They say the topics covered are particularly suitable for parents of children who are old enough to ‘think about their thinking’ – say Y5 and upwards. However it’s also relevant for any parents who want to increase their own resilience and model it to their children at any age.
The speaker is Emma Judge a Psychologist with a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She is Co-Founder of How to Thrive and a Lead Trainer for the University of Pennsylvania on the Penn Resilience Programme. Emma speaks and teaches on the subject of positive psychology, wellbeing and emotional resilience. She’s also a mum of 3 and well understands the pressures, joys and challenges of being a parent!