Raising Resilient children is sort of a buzz word nowadays. While I try not to fully indulge on bandwagon activities, I am here for raising resilient children, especially as we kick off the school year. It's no secret, the school year brings about a mix of emotions for parents. If you have a child that has behavior, physical, emotional, or mental struggles, the school year can fill you with anxiety. We live in a cyber driven ecosystem where it's imperative that our children are THRIVE. They need to be given the tools needed to cope and recover from disappointment. Currently, children struggle immensely with recovering from being let down.
Per, the Resource Prevention Center's Website;
“A recent analysis suggests that suicide-related emergency department visits have risen among U.S. youth. Using national data, researchers found that the number of children and teens visiting the emergency department for suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts doubled between 2007 and 2015. In that period, the average age of youth seen in the emergency department for suicidal ideation or suicide attempts was 13. More than 40 percent of visits were for children between ages 5 and 11. Experts say there are likely multiple factors associated with increased suicide risk among youth, such as academic pressure, cyberbullying, and limited access to mental health care.”
I am not sure about you, but this is tremendously startling! Raising resilient children will be my key focus this school year, because I understand how this can be a gamechanger with their mental health.