The good news is that we can develop resilience.
Building resilience — the ability to adapt well to adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or even significant sources of stress — can help our children manage stress and feelings of anxiety and uncertainty. However, being resilient does not mean that children won't experience difficulty or distress. Emotional pain and sadness are common when we have suffered a significant trauma or personal loss, or even when we hear of someone else's loss.
We all can develop resilience, and we can help our children develop it as well. It involves behaviours, thoughts, and actions that can be learned over time.
The following are tips for building resilience.