Building resilience isn't easy, not for children OR for us parents - we often want to jump right in and fix everything! Unfortunately, life isn't always soft, kind or easy, even for our kids. They will face challenges regularly. However, as a parent one thing we can do to help our kids build resilience is to step aside (not away) when our kids face a problem. We can be there to listen and encourage, but remember, to foster resilience, we must resist the urge to fix everything.