Resilience is the ability to bounce back after a disappointment, and to be able to adapt well in the face of adversity, trauma, or significant sources of stress, to be able to tolerate disturbance without collapsing, rebuild when necessary, and to improve when possible.
Being Resilient will help one avoid extreme feelings of anxiety, depression, and/or feeling overwhelmed and will help one have better relationships. One way to help children develop Resilience is to help them view disappointments as problems or obstacles to be investigated and sorted out or improved upon rather than being seen as personal flaws or as something they cannot control, and to help them remember this when faced with situations they find stressful.
Many of the Montessori works have built in “Control of Error,” which means the children doing them can tell if they did them correctly or not without having to get feedback from an adult. This helps children see Error as a problem to be investigated and resolved themselves rather than being seen as a personal flaw, and this independence helps them build Resilience.
Top Hat Montessori in Gaithersburg, MD provides many self-correcting Montessori works for children to work on and also provides a project-based curriculum to promote independence and resilience.