Resilience is part of overall wellbeing. Play can develop each of the 7 C’s and why it’s so important for children to play as the grow and develop. There are 7 C’s to resilience – applicable for children and just as useful for adults.
The 7 C’s
Confidence – belief in your abilities, skills, talents. You will eventually succeed. Willing to take risks, less fear of failure.
Competence – in dealing with stressful situations. Facing challenges and able to deal with stress.
Connection – having a strong sense of connection and community. Builds a sense of security.
Character – Knowing your values and living by them. Having a sense of self and confidence.
Contribution – We are contributing to the world. We matter. What we do matter. Taking action to contribute. Giving or volunteering
Coping – socially, professionally, personally. A diverse set of coping skills.
Control – over our actions and choices. Understanding the consequences of our choices
When we play as an adult or child we get to work with the 7 C’s.
We can try out new ideas, put on a different role, practice problem solving, work as a team, build connection, develop our character, control our way of play, express our emotions, increase creativity, feel a sense of competence, learn to cope with the outcome of the game win or lose.
The 7 C’s of resilience are great reminder that we can build our resilience, practice and model for others.
Now that you know about the 7 C’s – which area might you want to build for yourself?
When might you schedule some play time to develop more of the 7 C’s?
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Teresa – Intentionally building the 7 C’s!
Teresa Q. Bitner, M.Ed., PMP, PCC - Resiliency, Change and Loss Coach
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