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Five tips for fostering resiliency in children

October 06, 2020


The free Guide to Resilient Children offers practical tips and everyday solutions; available at

In today’s ever-changing world, children must adapt to new environments and navigate life’s inevitable challenges – whether that be learning in a virtual classroom, facing a COVID-19 outbreak at school, failing a test, or struggling to make friends.

Resiliency is the ability to bounce back and recover from a setback or difficult experience. Now more than ever, developing children’s personal capacity for resiliency is essential for coping with risk factors, uncertainty, and stress, as well as for building positive mental health, emotional wellbeing, social relationships, and academic achievement.

To provide Canadian families with the tools and knowledge to better navigate risk and challenges – not just during a pandemic but also in everyday life – Scouts Canada is partnering with award-winning educator and resiliency expert Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe to launch The Guide to Resilient Children. This free resource, available at, will help parents and supporters set a foundation for cultivating resiliency, establish age-appropriate goals, and offer practical tips and sustainable solutions.


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