Dealing with bad habits is part and parcel of being a parent. The human brain is hardwired to seek out comfort shortcuts in response to certain environmental factors such as anxiety or boredom, so it’s little wonder that children from toddlers to teens can soon fall into bad ways. Teaching our kids to be emotionally resilient is about giving them the right tools to cope with negative moods. If a habit starts to have a bad impact on their lives, then it’s a good idea to teach them how to break it – a skill they can carry forward into adulthood. In fact, you might even learn something along the way that you can use in your own life.