I can’t help feeling that we are under-estimating and undermining the common sense and resilience of today’s children. If they keep hearing that they are struggling mentally, then they will but if we keep telling them that they are a resilient lot and will cope, then they will. Once again, we are feeding negative attitudes instead of positives. I have read countless stories of young refugees coming to Australia having missed several years of education and having no English and yet they end up with university degrees and successful careers. Credit where it is due.