Raising resilient kids

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) Kids face a lot these days, so it’s important for parents to teach them to become resilient. Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services says resilience is a person’s ability to persevere and move forward in times of stress.

What Parents Can Do

  • Model resilience
  • Stay connected to positive, supportive peer groups
  • Help children build a good sense of self

There is a time when parents need to take a hands-off approach as children get older. Not interfering in stressful situations can help children become more independent, learn problem solving, and become more resilient.

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