Even though these experiences can be very difficult for a child, the good news is that a parent can help protect their child. In fact, a parent is the #1 shield against the effects of childhood toxic stress.
We care for our children’s wellbeing and happiness. Our children’s health and development is our priority and we support them by doing things like: providing basic needs, supporting their schoolwork and teaching them life skills.
Early childhood education providers play an important role in the development of young children and are often a significant source of support during times of adversity. Below are several strategies that early care providers can use to help children develop resilience.
Personal strengths include inner qualities that are developed at a very early age. Caregivers can help children strengthen these qualities so that they can go on to develop important skills and competencies in areas that interest the child. Recognizing these strengths is an important first step for caregivers to take.