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Parents and carers
As a parent or carer there will be many times during your child’s life when you will observe your child’s resilience being tested. This could be friendship difficulties, managing change, or dealing with loss.
You may find yourself looking for ways that you can help your child to feel better. There are a number of ways to help your child become more resilient. This includes ways to better manage the ups and downs that life can bring.
One way to begin to make a difference to your child is to understand what resilience is and how you and your child can improve and maintain it.
HeadStart Kent recognise that there are 6 areas of a young person’s life that fit together to help them become more resilient. This makes them more able to bounce back when they have a tough time.
This area of the website is designed to help you learn about these areas, provide you with tools and information so you can nurture resilience and be supportive when your child is finding life difficult. We have also brought together information on other places you can look for support if you feel you need more than the hub can offer. The Get Help Now section provides clear information on what support is available in Kent, who it is for and how to access it.
Grants are available for young people to access their talents and hobbies, or fund a project to help others.
You may have heard your child or their school mention 'resilience conversations' and wondered what it is. A resilience conversation is just a conversation. It’s a way of talking about some of the bits in our lives which we might find difficult and that stop us from moving on, or as some people say 'bouncing back’.
As a parent/carer you may have heard your child’s school/community group speak about something called the resilience toolkit. The resilience toolkit looks at everything being done within that school or community group which could help children and young people with their wellbeing and resilience.
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