How to build Resiliency in Your Child

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Resilience — the ability to adapt well to trauma or tragedy — can help our children manage stress and anxiety. It’s important to remember, being resilient does not mean that children will never experience difficulties or distress, but with the proper skills will be able to cope with such things in a healthy manner, instead of turning to drugs and alcohol. Psychologists have identified some traits that make someone resilient, among them are a positive attitude, optimism, the ability to handle emotions, and the knack for seeing failure as a stepping stone to opportunity. While not everyone inherently possesses these traits, the good news is that resilience can be learned!

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Article credit: American Psychological Association
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