This impressionable and heartwarming passage is dedicated to the youth, the humankind of the future. In this season, children are the grueling target of torment and vengeance. More so, families are experiencing unprecedented sadness that is sure to bear some level of hardship for a lifetime. Resilient caregivers must be praised for their ability to bounce back, while also having the competence they need to stay present for their surviving loved ones. This is why it’s critical that your child stays connected and sustains confidence through it all.

The objective is for children and teens to embody a mustard-seed of confidence that will cultivate mental excellence, while also empowering them to make it to the top! In seeking fundamental abundance for young people, I contend that they absolutely deserve a peace of mind despite the chaos and turmoil. This is surely a devotion to the young – but adults can also experience a sense of pride and comfort just knowing their child has the dexterity to better adapt to adversity.

Unfortunately, youth are victimized and inwardly struggling due to constant exposure to violence that underscores a deep-rooted and polarized climate. In most cases, outcomes are devastating; such as separation from families and/or traumatic setbacks. Namely, the onslaught imposes the onset of mental health concerns or exacerbates existing conditions. This is why it is critical for young people to develop a greater satisfaction for life and a concentrated sense of control.

Children are innately born with personalities or temperament, but not with a fixed characteristic such as confidence. Confidence is not genetic, therefore it is the adult’s responsibility to understand self-esteem and how it should be developed and nurtured indefinitely. You can start by rendering simple positive words daily which builds and strengthens belief in managing their lives and whatever comes their way. Conversely, at a young age, neglectful parenting styles that dissuade attention or affection can often cause low self-efficacy or insecurity, and most
importantly, a low level of self-regulation.

The key here is to always remember; what goes on around him or her influences their potential for a high self-concept. Confidence and resilience is the absolute antidote for a seamless recovery and it conjointly indicates that you have always been responsive to your child's needs. Building confidence in children helps them feel self-efficient and valuable (intrinsically connected to nurture a positive self-view). You and your child will share a hopeful outlook that helps you push through any national crisis. Each child has a compelling story to tell and how each of them managed the heartache and adversity is just as compelling. To effectively increase resilience in children, each of us has the responsibility to help them navigate apprehension and emotional distress.

Manifesting a robust resilience plan to reduce significant impacts and improve recovery time, in the face of uncertainty or unexpected events, cultivates overall wellness and sustenance. The process requires much patience and determination, and caregivers must own a meaningful roll in that process. Young confident people who acquire these 7 characteristics influence empathy, tenacity, and prowess. Each of these builds resilience over time. Youth experience better outcomes that intensify development and magnify quality of life.

(Self- Belief, Self- Reliance, Self- Care)


(Keep things in prospective, Optimistic, Focused)


(Making strong social connections, Show gratitude, Sense of belonging)


(Take responsibility for actions, Improve on failures, Goal- oriented)


(Prioritize well-being, Problem-solving, Helping others/something bigger than themselves)


(Self-Care, Self-Help, & Self- Regulation)
(Sense of safety and connection)


(Shift Mindset to the Power of Resilience)
(Focus and Concentrate)
(Maintain daily routine, Take mental breaks)

Parents, caregivers, guardians! This may seem like a daunting task, but in your trauma-informed transformation efforts, always follow-up with your kids. Make sure you canvass how they are feeling and celebrate how they have transformed. I suggest that you initiate a trauma first-aid kit for Mental and Emotional Health. An Emergency Resilience Kit, full of coping strategies, will prioritize your child’s well-being while simultaneously developing long-standing self-worth. Even as confidence or resilience can’t make challenges completely go away, consider yourself a First- Responder — in the end, your children will experience a transformation, a sustainable recovery.

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