ADVENTURE (OR SING) INTO YOUR RESILIENCE
Sing, or Dance into Resilience! How do you react, respond, and recover in the difficult times?
Difficult times are inevitable, no kidding, right? Hello, pandemic. But, how we react, respond, and recover to the difficult times is because of our resilience. Resilience is like a muscle, so explore some ways below to build it up and get to flexing!
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BIG QUESTION OF THE DAY
Why is resilience important?
How can you strengthen your resilience?
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The cast of “Beautiful” sings “You’ve Got a Friend” in quarantine.
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Watch + Learn
Resilience is a skill that can be learned. Check out this guide for parents to help you and your middle schooler through tough times. If you have more time, explore three brief videos on The Path to Resilience or read 9 Ways to Strengthen Your Resilience.
Dig out the hula hoop and chairs from the basement and build resilience as a family with these fun games! Choose the song that helps you through tough times, share it with family members, and create a family playlist for when you need a boost! Dance party, anyone?
Student Design Challenge
Create a sculpture or drawing of who you want to be in 10 years. Sculpt it out of Play-doh, LEGOs, or anything else you can build with. Take a picture or save this sculpture as a reminder to you of what you are aiming for. Need creative ideas: Watch this amazing self-portrait project in the style of a famous artist.
- Write down five dreams/goals that you want to achieve.
- What are the small steps you can take today to get there?
Explore More: Read “The Rose That Grew from Concrete”, by Tupac Shakur and journal using these prompts:
- What represents the concrete in your life? What are your biggest obstacles?
- How could you “break through the concrete” like a rose? What can you do to overcome your obstacles?
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Thank you and Adventure on! – The TomTod Team