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Early Child Development - Resiliency

What is resiliency? When children show healthy development in spite of adversity or hard times, it is called resilience. Resiliency is a combination of skills and positive characteristics that we gain from our life experiences and relationships. These skills help us solve problems, cope with challenges and bounce back from disappointments. We work on our ability to be resilient throughout our lives starting in infancy.

As a parent or caregiver you may wonder how you can protect children against stressors or hardships. The fact is children do have stress in their lives that we can’t always protect them against. 


Resilience is a word we have heard often during the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We know it is important.  We want it for ourselves and for our children and families.

What is resilience? How do you get it?  This 7-minute video, Brains: Journey to Resilience, created by Alberta Family Wellness and the Palix Foundation, presents the science behind brain development in a way that is relatable and easy to understand.


Strength: It’s Not Just Physical

Nurture your child’s inner resilience.

Children wearing superhero masks

Inspire and Build Resilience Poster
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