To help your child become an autonomous and resilient learner:
Filter her exposure to unnecessarily stressful parts of the adult world.
We are continually bombarded by news from around the world on our TVs, radios, phones and computers. Unfortunately, much of what we hear is unnecessarily stressful to young people, who already have enough stress to deal with in their daily life.
In their book entitled Simplicity Parenting, Kim John Payne and Lisa M. Ross explain how parents can help limit the amount of pressure and worry their children experience by limiting their exposure to distressing aspects of the adult world. This means filtering-out information that can cause more harm than good, including disturbing news items or unpleasant family matters.
Children should not live in a bubble. However, limiting what they see and hear to what is age- and personality- appropriate can help them feel more calm and secure and put them in a better frame of mind for learning.