- Bounce back like a boxer:
The art of resilience, swinging with the punches, taking the knocks and getting back up again. These are some of the characteristics of the boxer in the ring. It’s not really about the boxing, but more about keeping in mind some of the attributes of a boxer and his sport when supporting our children in facing the ‘hard knocks of life’.
How to roll with the punches and bounce back:
- Keep healthy hearts, minds and bodies.
- Help children (and parents) see discipline not as punishment but opportunities for learning.
- Keep stress at a manageable level. Don’t organise every minute of the afternoon with extra activities rushing from one place to another.
- Take time out to be at home and do something creative.
- Praise courage and tenacity – lean on those ropes and then bounce back ready to face the next round with strength of character and endurance.
Winston Churchill once said…”Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.”
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN : (in butterfly terms)
B. be hopeful and confident in your self-worth
U. understand your feelings
T. try new things
T. talk about your problems
E. evaluate strengths and weaknesses
R. run, jump, skip and play outdoors
F. feel special and appreciated
L. look at mistakes as challenges
Y. yes you can try, and if you don’t succeed try and try again
Remember when nothing seems to be going right – go left! (Anonymous quote)
Resilience is developed through trial and error; no experience is wasted if it is handled in the right way.
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