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Social support, interactive learning can boost students’ resilience amid COVID-19

  • Sebastian Partogi

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Mon, October 26 2020   /  10:01 pm
Count me in: A student raises her hand during a virtual social session with fellow students and teachers organized by her school. During the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the school community – parents included – can help boost students’ resilience to tough times, albeit virtually.(Shutterstock/AnemStyle)

Tough times, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, can serve as moments to build and test one’s resilience. Therefore, parents and teachers alike can work together to build students’ resilience during this time, while leaning on social support to make the task a little bit easier. Clinical child psychologist Kantiana Taslim defined resilience as the determination and grit to always apply one’s knowledge, curiosity and resourcefulness to be able to bounce back from life’s setbacks, failures and disappointments. Resilience also helps individuals discover new pathways, alternatives and solutions when they find themselves in challenging situations. Thankfully, resilience is a natural human trait; you just need to cultivate and strengthen it using certain techniques. “Children can actually teach us a great deal about resilience by the time they are stil...