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The One Thing That Will Raise A Resilient Child

December 04, 2018

The One Thing That Will Raise A Resilient Child

No matter how painful it is for a parent to endure, children learn priceless lessons in moments of despair and difficulty.

To be honest, there is absolutely nothing we parents can do to avoid our children experiencing pain. And although we would love to do absolutely anything to protect them from ever feeling any sadness or harm, we can't live their lives for them.

What we can do however, is raise them to be resilient children who are equipped to handle failure and can transform failures into strength and confidence.

The fact is, children learn useful lessons in moments of challenge. In those moments, they learn that life is not always easy, fair or full of non-stop joy. They also learn that moments of frustration and discontent can be turned into a positive lesson which leads to increased inner strength. They also learn that hard times do not last forever - a lesson they can take with them forever.

So, how do we raise our kids to become resilient?

Simple. We let them make mistakes.

As parents, we must consciously avoid trying to eliminate all risk from their lives. And we need to stop succumbing to their every need.

Then, we need to teach them how to solve problems without giving them all the answers. We must support without coddling.

At the end of the day, although it is painful to watch our kids endure any kind of sadness, accommodating every last need and want is doing our kids a terrible disservice.

 

No matter how painful it is for a parent to endure, children learn priceless lessons in moments of despair and difficulty.

 

While we want to protect our children with every fibre of our being, a child who has experienced disappointment, and knows how to bounce back, will gain a sense of confidence that cannot be told or taught.

In fact, shielding our kids from disappointments also shields them from becoming resilient and veers them off the path of emotional maturity. Sure, children don't face the same, difficult situations as adults, but they still experience stress. They have tests, they face bullies and they get their feelings hurt by people they thought were friends - and all these situations feel like serious ordeals to a child.

 

 

So rather than immediately stepping in to save the day, you need to allow your child to work through the situation with guidance rather than help. This way, they can develop a better perspective on how to process and handle disappointment.

Consequently, they will then be able to process and handle uncomfortable emotions as they grow older and face even greater responsibilities and difficulties.

Imagine if your child never truly experienced a letdown because you were always there to protect them. It's a beautiful picture of a perfect childhood. But now consider them experiencing their first letdown on the job as a young adult. Chances are, they will feel incredibly embarrassed and unprepared for not knowing how to handle that particular letdown. Not great.

Resilient kids make for resilient adults. They also learn by observing so ensure you deal with your own setbacks in exactly the way you would want them to - they will mirror the same discomfort when faced with turmoil.

So, rather than shield your child, support them. This support will build confidence and strength, positioning them to solve problems and handle life’s inevitable pains.






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Size Guide & Guarantee

 

Based on averages, we believe that a "Size 2" should actually fit your child from when they are two to when they are three.  However, we do appreciate that not all children are built the same and so in the spirit of helping you make an informed choice, have included our manufacturing size guide below.

Having said that, we also appreciate that buying clothes online can be difficult and even if you measure your kids according to the chart, sometimes things just don't fit right.

 

Therefore, we offer all our customers, the right to return items from their first order in order to exchange them for different sizes at no charge. Simply contact us and we will be more than happy to help you out. 

 

 

Clothing Size Guide:

(in cms)

6m

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Chest

48

50

52

54

56

58

60

63

66

69

71

Waist

50

51

52

53

54

55

56

58

60

62

64

Hip

54

56

58

60

62

64

66

69

72

75

78

Height

76

80

89

98

107

114

120

126

132

138

144

Leg

35

38

44

50

57

62

66

70

74

78

82

 

Plae Shoes Size Guide:

All sizes published on our website are US sizes. Make sure to refer to the below shoe size conversion chart if you have any questions about your child’s foot length and the corresponding size in AU, European, or UK sizing.

We know how challenging it is to get the right fit, that’s why we’ve designed a simple process you can use at home. Print out our PLAE FIT KIT and try it out. 

US Size EU Size UK Size AU Size Inches Cms
6 22 5 5.5 5.5 14
7 23 6 6 5.7 14.5
8 24 7 7 5.9 15
9 25 8 8 6.1 15.5
9.5 26 8.5 8.5 6.3 16
10 27 9 9 6.5 16.5
11 28 10 10 6.7 17
12 29 1 11 6.9 17.5
12.5 30 11.5 12 7.1 18
13 31 12 12.5 7.3 18.5
1 32 13 13 7.5 19
2 33 1 1 7.9 20
2.5  34 1.5 2 8.1 20.5
3.5 35 2.5 3 8.5 21.5
4 36 3.5 3.5 8.9 22.5

 

Wellies Size Guide:

In order to ensure correct size for your feet, we have measured the internal length of each insole of each Wellington boot as shown in the table below. Please measure one of your insoles that currently fit your foot length, and match it to our measurement, to find your correct size. We have found that this is the most efficient way, as shoe sizes and measurements vary between manufacturers.

AU Size EU Size Insole Measurement cm
1 19 12.5 cm
2 20 13.5 cm
3 21 14 cm
4 22 14.5 cm
5 23 15.5 cm
6 24 16 cm
7 25 16.5 cm
8 26 17 cm
9 27 17.5 cm
10 28 18.5 cm
11 29 19 cm
12 30 19.5 cm
13 31 20 cm
1 32 21 cm
2 33 22 cm
3 34 23 cm
4 35 23.5 cm

 

Please note: while all care is taken to ensure the accuracy of this information and the final result, the processes of manufacturing (marking, cutting, sewing and finishing) mean that some variances will occur.

 

If you have any questions regarding sizing, please feel free to contact us using the form below.