Parenting is hard work. Even with the best resources available, meeting the needs of family members in today's fast-paced society is difficult. The daily stress of making ends meet can take a toll on all family members, including children. The American Psychological Association (APA) Public Interest Directorate Socioeconomic Status Office has created Resilience Booster: Parent Tip Tool for parents who want to build their children's resilience.
While it may be difficult to change circumstances such as housing, employment and transportation, there are things parents can do to reduce the effects of stress and to help their children develop resilience. Resilience is the ability to recover from or adjust easily to adversity or change. It is important because it allows us to overcome negative experiences, and it is an ability that, when supported appropriately, develops throughout childhood
Check out the tool for some great ideas about how you can build your child's reslience at home, in child care, at school and in the community.