Resilience is the ability to bounce back or recover from setbacks or challenging events.
Are your kids resilient? Complete the quiz to find out.
Question 1: Does your child have a positive self-image and belief in their abilities?
a) They often doubt their abilities and have a negative self-image
b) They have moments of self-doubt but generally have a positive self-image
c) They are very confident and believe in their abilities.
Question 2: When your child encounters a failure or setback, how do they typically respond?
a) They become frustrated and give up quickly.
b) They get upset, but usually try again or seek help.
c) They remain calm, analyze the situation, and come up with a plan to address the failure.
Question 3: How does your child feel about making mistakes or not doing well at something?
a) They feel embarrassed or ashamed and never go back to try the task again
b) They get disappointed, and hesitate to try again.
c) They accept that mistakes do happen, and view them as opportunities for growth and improvement.
Question 4: How does your child react when faced with a difficult challenge?
a) They tend to avoid challenges and opt for easier tasks.
b) They approach the challenge cautiously but are willing to give it a try.
c) They eagerly embrace challenges and see them as opportunities to learn and grow.
Question 5: How well does your child handle change or unexpected situations?
a) They become anxious, resist change, and find it challenging to adapt to the unexpected situation.
b) They may feel uneasy at first but eventually adapt and cope with the change
c) They are generally open and adaptable, embracing change with ease and curiosity
Question 6: Is your child open to trying new things, like a challenging puzzle, or a risky sport?
a) They are hesitant and prefer to stick to what's familiar and routine
b) They are willing to try new things on encouragement but are nervous to start.
c) They enthusiastically explore new experiences, showing a strong willingness to adapt
Question 7: How does your child handle criticism or constructive feedback?
a) Becomes defensive and upset
b) Listens to the feedback, but is hesitant to apply the suggestions.
c) Welcomes feedback and actively seeks ways to improve
Question 8: How good is your child at making independent decisions?
a) They tend to avoid making independent decisions b) They make decisions after consulting friends or family members c) They are very confident in making their own decisions
Question 9: How does your child handle conflicts with peers or siblings?
a) Avoids conflicts and becomes upset when they occur
b) Tries to resolve conflicts by seeking help from adults
c) Handles conflicts with good communication and problem-solving skills
Interpretation of your score:
If you've scored 7 ‘’c’ or more: Congratulations! Your child is a true, resilient champion. Keep nurturing and encouraging their valuable traits.
If you've scored 3- 6 ‘c’: There's room for growth in your child's resilience. With the right tools and techniques, you can help them build this essential ability to overcome life's challenges.
Less than 3 ‘c’: Your child may benefit from focused efforts to build resilience. Explore various strategies that can help them strengthen their ability to bounce back and thrive.
Read our blog to learn more about the strategies and factors that contribute to fostering resilience in children. Click here.