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The 7 C's of Resilience

Navigating “The 7 Cs of Parenting”: 6) Coping

Children who learn how to cope with issues effectively are more likely to cope better with the stress of everyday life. Challenges and conflicts are easier to overcome when a child is resilient and able to protect themselves against the unsafe, worrisome behaviors of others. Resilient children have a wide range of positive coping strategies that help them navigate the tough decisions and situations they face in our complicated society.  They understand the difference between a real crisis and something that just feels important. They have learned to develop positive, effective coping strategies by watching their parents cope in a positive and safe way.  Parents who role model problem-solving step by step are teaching their children how to resolve problems proactively, rather than react to problems emotionally. If you guide your children to develop positive, effective coping strategies, they will be able to use them to alleviate pain and stress ...
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