Having a burn injury is a hard experience for children, their parents and guardians, and their families. But it is also an opportunity to build resilience. Resilience is the ability to adapt and overcome challenges. Resilience also refers to the ability of other people and systems to help the child overcome challenges. Children who are resilient often have caring and engaged parents or guardians, a supportive extended family, support from a burn center and their community, and supportive schools. This fact sheet is meant to help parents and guardians understand possible emotional reactions after a burn injury and to provide strategies that promote resilience.