How to Foster Prosilience in young children   


There are 6 key factors which play a role in the fostering of prosilience in a young child.  

Adaptive coping skills  

This is where children use their ability to collect and recall information that might be useful to them later. For example, "When I eat snack at the kindergarten, mommy comes next". Again in this situation, a child with good adaptive coping skills should be able to recognize when she needs help and then be able to ask for it. It can also be described as the handling of life's everyday stressors (Fröhlich-Gildhoff, 2015). This may an area in which Rana’s parents can benefit from knowing what her educator team does at kindergarten because although the environment is different, the tools they use to help her adapt to different moments of the day can also be used and built upon at home. 

Try to use reassuring and confident language in moments when a child needs to utilize coping skills, such as, “Mommy always comes back”
Role modelling coping skills

It is also important to model how the adult uses coping skills in everyday life; how one deals with physical pain, stress, being rushed, etc. It is not always easy but if positive coping skills are modelled for a child, it can be much easier for her to adapt to new situations in her own daily life.