Resilience resources for children and families

Resilience resources for children and families

Children experience stress, too! Though they don’t have bills to pay or other responsibilities that adults have, they can pick up on adults’ stress, and they have their own challenges to navigate as well. 

Life can be hard…school can be hard…growing up can be hard. 

Here are some resources that might be helpful in teaching children healthy coping strategies during difficult times so that we all may grow in resilience. 


Offering Comfort in Scary Times

I Notice, I Feel, I Can

Resolving Hurt Feelings with Rosita and Friends


Practicing Comfort Strategies

Resilience guide for parents and teachers

9 Activities To Build Grit and Resilience in Children

Self-regulation in children and teenagers

TED talks:

How to Build Resilient Children


Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere, by Kira Willey 

Kid Confidence: Help Your Child Make Friends, Build Resilience, and Develop Real Self-Esteem, by Eileen Kennedy-Moore, PhD

Raising Worry-Free Girls: Helping Your Daughter Feel Braver, Stronger, and Smarter in an Anxious World, by Sissy Goff

Top 30 Children’s Books About Resilience


Sesame for Families

Building Resilience in Children Through Coping Skills

The Power of Play

Marilyn Stoner offers guided imagery here: