Further research conducted by Reaching IN...Reaching OUT demonstrates
that these skills can be adapted and introduced through modeling
and child-friendly activities with children seven years and
younger with positive outcomes.
Why some people "bounce back"
and others get stuck
Studies show that the way we think about life's challenges
can affect our ability to cope with them. Furthermore, we tend
to develop "thinking habits" that can help or hinder our
response to stressful situations. Click
here to learn more about thinking habits.
Watch the video showing how "children see" what adults "do."
When stress gets the best of us, children learn to lose patience
and perspective, to misplace blame and to imagine the worst.
When we cope well, children learn valuable resiliency skills
like calming down more easily, being more empathic and helping
others, being more confident and persevering, and finding alternative
ways to deal with problems. RIRO helps adults become positive
role models and teaches them special child–friendly activities
that build children's resilience.
feel in our society it is so important
to empower ourselves and children with these skills. It will
affect our future success in school and work, relationships,
parenting, health, etc. RIRO training puts so much into perspective." –LP (manager, OEYC)
"I believe RIRO skills training would be helpful
for anyone and specifically for those whose emotional responses
prevent them from fulfilling their potential." –NS (child & youth worker)
"I think that RIRO is
a great way to look inwards especially when people begin to
feel burnt out." –LM (behaviour management specialist)
"How we role model resilience with young children
on a daily basis is an essential part of their learning – it
is far more important than we realize." –CJ (resource consultant)
About Reaching IN...Reaching OUT
We help adults and young children develop resiliency skills. Children learn
resiliency skills by watching adults model them. This simple idea is
backed by 30 years of research and is the cornerstone of our approach.
We teach adults the skills they need to handle life's challenges with
resilience and show them how to pass those skills along to children.
Training fees and events offered directly by Reaching IN...Reaching OUT
are managed by Resiliency Directions Inc., a social entrepreneurship
dedicated to supporting resilience in people of all ages.