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.
Most children’s social competence comes from observing their own environment and those they share it with. This includes appropriate interpretations of situational contexts, the ability to express oneself through language, to show empathy, make contact with others, respond when spoken to and to understand situational concepts such as personal space. This becomes important as the resilient child learns how to interact with and react to people around them, how to utilize their knowledge of appropriate behaviour, how to demonstrate foresight and how to assert oneself. Rana is learning about social competence in her new environment and needs the support of her parents and educators to believe that she can handle these situations. Setting up playdates for Rana to interact with her new peers one on one could help her to learn and feel comfortable in a safe space.