An Important Message Regarding COVID-19

With the ever-changing state of the COVID-19 situation, we would like to outline what we at Resilience Kit have put in place as we continue to support families who seek our help through group programs and private home sessions. We understand the importance of doing...

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The Actively Changing Adolescent Brain

Depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders often occur for the very first time in adolescence - but why? Adolescence is the rapid and transitional stage between childhood and adulthood. Defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), adolescence occurs...

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Anxiety Workshop Series For Defence Families

Resilience Kit is a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Program designed to help children who struggle with their emotions, learn better ways to cope with life's challenges. Marilla Community Centre is a friendly, informal place where Defence families and local community...

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Help For Children Who Catastrophise

Do you have a child that catastrophises or blows things out of proportion? How often have they managed to turn small problems into much bigger ones? Help for Children Who Catastrophise Some argue that by presuming the worst, this buffers against possible feelings of...

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Does Your Child Give Up Easily?

"It's too hard!" "I give up!" Does your child quickly abandon tasks or lose interest in things? We're not born with all the skills to get things done successfully. We learn them. How to Build Goal-Directed Persistence Goal-Directed Persistence is an important...

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How to Improve Your Child’s Cognitive Flexibility

How does your child respond to plans suddenly changing? Do they struggle with their emotions, lack the ability to adjust or problem-solve where need be? If you have a child that struggles to go with the flow, you may find that it takes extra time, energy and planning...

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Should You Be Worried About Your Child’s Worries?

There are many kinds of normal fears and worries children have as a part of growing up. Separating from Mum, loud noises, animals, media events, being in a new place or being around new people, can elicit a fearful and anxious response. Children of all ages experience...

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7 Ways to Build Resilience in Your Family

Why is Resilience in Childhood Important? We have all heard that resilience is important for a child's wellbeing. A resilient child copes better with problems, bounces back from adversity and builds upon their strengths to adapt to a changing world. In addition to...

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Helping Children Cope With Separation Anxiety

Is Your Child Struggling With Separation Anxiety? Separation anxiety is characterised by irrational fears of separation and abandonment by close attachment figures. Close attachment figures may be parents, partners and even pets. Although separation anxiety can affect...

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3 Ways Parents Can Demonstrate Resilience

It's important for parents to look for ways to demonstrate resilience at home, at school and in other environments. Parents are the first and most important example of a healthy response to anxiety-provoking situations. Although we all feel anxious from time to time,...

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