Childhood is the perfect time to develop resilience - it is a challenging time when their independence, self-identity and self-worth all become increasingly important. As parents we want to protect our children from the hardships of life, but sometimes by doing so we stop them talking risks, making mistakes and failing. But we all need to face adverstiy to learn how to be more resilient, how to get back up when we fall, how to learn different ways of doing things when we make mistakes. By teaching your children important life skills that foster resilience they will be able to use them in their daily lives to navigate challenges with ease and confidence. Practising gratitude is one of these important life skills that helps us see the world from a different perspective and not be overwhelmed by temporary circumstances.