Watch Resiliency Matters TV with Dr. Melissa Reeves and Dr. Mollie Marti
As part of our Hope Builders Resource Library, NRI is happy to share an educational video featuring Dr. Melissa Reeves, past president of the National Association of School Psychologists and a nationally certified school psychologist.
In this video, Dr. Reeves talks with our CEO, Dr. Marti about what parents and teachers can start doing today to build youth resilience. For example, establishing and sticking to a routine is an effective way to help children feel a sense of security and psychological safety.
When children know what the day will bring, they feel settled and more confident in overcoming adversity. Integrating device-free time into the daily schedule is helpful in teaching youth responsible use of technology.
Dr. Reeves also discusses the importance of “catching kids doing good.” Kids need to hear what they’re doing well in specific terms. Give your child a minimum of 5 specific positive comments to any one piece of constructive criticism to shape the behaviors you want to see instead of focusing on negative behaviors.
When there are tough moments, create a teaching moment and engage in dialogue rather than responding with punishments in order to help children learn to work through challenges.
Learn more tips from Dr. Reeves on how you can build success and resilience at home and in the classroom, by joining our Hope Builders team and start watching today.[maxbutton id=”1″ url=”https://nationalresilienceinstitute.org/join/” text=”JOIN HERE” ]