As children grow up, they may develop further emotion regulation strategies. These include sharing their feelings with their friends, exercising, or taking a break when they need it4.
Emotional regulation is important in learning resilience and becoming emotionally stable. One study found that there was a strong relationship between self-regulation, particularly in the ability to learn from one’s mistakes, and resilience5.
Resilience, in turn, helps people better adapt to the various, sometimes difficult situations they may find themselves in.
How to build resilience
How do you help your kids build emotional resilience? Here are some ways to encourage better resilience in your kids: