Counseling Today posted a wonderful article on resilience. One of the most harmful narratives we have perpetuated is that "children are resilient". Yes, children have the capacity to be resilient, but that resilience is grown, fostered, and cultivated through purposeful interactions, caring relationships, and self-efficacy built when hardship is successfully overcome. Children are watching, listening, internalizing, and mimicking how those around them manage challenging situations. Be mindful of the seeds you plant.
The full article can be found at: https://ct.counseling.org/2018/12/building-client-and-counselor-resilience/