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How to Foster Prosilience in young children   

WHAT IS ProSILIENCE?

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

Self-perception  

Children are just beginning to perceive themselves, and the beginning of this is a reflection of the people and environment around them. While interacting with those in their surroundings, children are able to observe everything from temperament and tone of voice to facial expressions and body movement. These can all affect how the child perceives, and then reflects, themselves. Rana’s parents can use reassuring language and tones of voice to show calmness and faith in the kindergarten when discussing it at home and while dropping Rana off. 

consider a change of prospective

If a child feels sincerely accepted with all of their strengths and weaknesses and not only valued when they have done something particularly well, it will be easier for the child to build up psychological prosilience (Hüther, 2008). Often a change of perspective can help: a child who is described as stubborn could equally be perceived as persistent. In order to support a healthy self-perception in children, the adults in their lives must be able to view their traits in a positive light and model this language and attitude for them.