Early Childhood Importance of Prosilience
WHAT IS ProSILIENCE?
When a child has the capacity to develop prosilience, it is easier to demonstrate autonomy, as well as social competence, problem solving skills and an ability to understand surrounding situations (Benard, 1995). As long as Rana’s parents and educators are working together to help her find her footing, they should be able to help her feel confident and more in control of her new environment and able to use her competence and abilities to understand her situation better (Hoopes, 2017).
Educators see in the classroom that children who are able to demonstrate prosilience have an easier time adapting to new and challenging situations, such as entering a multilingual kindergarten for the first time. To foster prosilience is to give children the ability to understand that they can succeed in these types of situations, and to provide them with the tools to do so. Rana’s parents’ openness to discussing with the educators how to help her with this transition and their ability to give Rana opportunities to understand and make sense of what is happening will be of the utmost importance during her settling in process (Hoopes, 2017).