Resilience Series Part 6: Self-Care
Resilience Series Part 6: Self-Care

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  • Self-care is just as important for children and teens as it is for adults.
  • Encouraging children to be more mindful of their physical and emotional needs helps them recognize how things affect them.
  • Teaching children to practice self-care helps builds resiliency, a skill that can be strengthened through practice.
Resilience Series Part 5: Fostering Connections
Resilience Series Part 5: Fostering Connections

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  • Connections play a big part in maintaining health and well-being, especially with the added stressors of a pandemic.
  • While friendships are important, some of the most important connections children and teens can develop are with family.
  • Fostering connections helps builds resiliency, a skill that can be strengthened through practice.
Resilience Series Part 4: Goal Setting
Resilience Series Part 4: Goal Setting

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  • Setting realistic and attainable goals will help your children become successful throughout their lives.
  • Goal setting helps give children and teens a sense of control over situations, especially during stressful, unpredictable times.
  • Attaining goals helps builds resiliency, a skill that can be strengthened through practice.
Resilience Series Part 3: Maintain a Routine
Resilience Series Part 3: Maintain a Routine

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  • Establishing and maintaining a routine is one of the best ways to foster a sense of stability and combat feelings of helplessness.
  • Modeling flexibility, especially in times where the only predictable thing is unpredictability is just as important as having a routine.
  • Resilience is a skill, and like any skill, it can be strengthened through practice.
Resilience Series Part 2: Keep Things in Perspective
Resilience Series Part 2: Keep Things in Perspective

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  • Keeping a broader perspective in mind can help children and teens persevere through hard times.
  • Sharing different examples or experiences or can bring hope for the future.
  • Resilience is a skill, and like any skill, it can be strengthened through practice.
Resilience Series Part 1: Letting It Go
Resilience Series Part 1: Letting It Go

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  • Teaching children and teens to evaluate situations will help alleviate stress and build resilience.
  • Being proactive and discussing potential sources of anxiety can help in future decision making.
  • Resilience is a skill, and like any skill, it can be strengthened through practice.
Dealing with a Defiant Toddler
Dealing with a Defiant Toddler

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  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder is one of a group of externalizing disorders which include maladaptive behaviors.
  • It is normal for children to become oppositional at certain ages.
  • If you are struggling with a child who is aggressive, argumentative, or defiant, there are things you can do to improve the situation.
Adults aren’t the only ones who get headaches
Adults aren’t the only ones who get headaches
  • It is perfectly normal for children — even babies — to get headaches.
  • Headaches are frequently caused by stress, hunger, lack of sleep, environmental triggers, mild head trauma, physical exertion, a food reaction, or a viral illness.
  • Tension headaches and migraines are the most common types of recurrent headaches.
Teaching Children How to Cope with Anxiety
Teaching Children How to Cope with Anxiety

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  • Anxiety is a normal part of life, but becomes a problem if it persists or starts to interfere with day-to-day life.
  • Some types of anxiety are a normal part of child development.
  • Help your child learn how to cope with anxiety by allowing them to talk and teaching them relaxation techniques.
Teaching Your Children How to Manage Stress
Teaching Your Children How to Manage Stress

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  • Stress is normal part of life, but too much stress can be unhealthy.
  • It is important to teach our children how to cope with stress in healthy ways.
  • Ways to help our children include proper sleep and nutrition, physical activity, predictable schedules, being a good example, and being there when they need us.

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