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  1. Helping Your Child Build Inner Strength - What Barriers Can Affect Inner Strength?

    Research shows that some children are more likely to have problems building inner strength. They may have risk factors, such as being in certain situations, having certain medical conditions, or having certain personalities, that make it harder for them to be resilient. But the more parents understand about these risk factors, the better they will be able to help their children learn how to cope.Internal risk factorsInternal risk factors are part of a child's personality or health history. Examples include:Hyperactivity.Concentration problems.Problems with learning.Serious illness.External risk factorsExternal risk factors are in the family, schools, and community. Examples include:Poverty.Parents with severe marital problems.Remarriage of parents.Moving to a new town.Overcrowded classrooms.High crime rate in the neighborhood.A counselor or therapist can help you and your child learn healthy ways to cope with stress.

  2. Growth and Development: Helping Your Child Build Self-Esteem

    Self - esteem is a person's core belief about himself or herself. A person's self - esteem is reflected in his or her actions, both in how as well as what he or she does. Although self - esteem varies from time to time, the pattern usually leans toward a healthy or unhealthy view of self. With healthy self - esteem, a person is more likely to succeed in life.Although building self - esteem is a li

  3. Helping Your Child Build Inner Strength - What Gives a Child Inner Strength?

    Experts say that the single most important thing that gives children inner strength is having parents or other adults who are positive and nurturing. Other things that help include: Cognitive skills,such as concentration,memory,and logical thinking. Social skills,such as behaving properly,showing love,and sharing. Self-control. Self-esteem. A stable environment with rules and ...

  4. Helping Your Child Build Inner Strength - How Can You Help Teens Build Inner Strength?

    It often seems like teenagers never listen,but they do. That's why it's so important to remember that you are still the primary role model,even as your child grows older. The single most important thing you can do to help your teen is to show that you love him or her no matter what. Teenagers may be growing up,but they still need to: Feel safe and loved. Learn social skills. Learn to ...

  5. Quick Tips: Helping Your Child Stay Safe and Healthy - Get started

    Raising children is a big job. It can be overwhelming to think about all the things your child needs to learn to stay safe and healthy. In addition to teaching children good eating and activity habits,you can also teach them some basic health and safety habits. Remember that your child learns habits by watching you. If you and the rest of your family follow healthy habits,your child will ...

  6. Helping Your Child Build Inner Strength - How Can You Help Children Build Inner Strength?

    The single most important thing you can do to help your children is to show that you love them no matter what. Knowing that you are close by and available gives your children a sense of security. Although your children's world is expanding,you remain their primary influence. Always remember that you are a role model. Your children learn by watching you. So be sure that your actions and ...

  7. Helping Your Child Build Inner Strength - What Is Inner Strength?

    Inner strength,often called "resilience," is the ability to cope with the stressful situations that life throws at us. This inner strength is the reason some children seem better equipped than others to face problems. Children who are resilient: Are more likely to grow into healthy,happy adults,even in the face of poverty,divorce,or family tragedy. Are better able to stand up to peer ...

  8. Self-Esteem, Ages 6 to 10 - Topic Overview

    Every day, children ages 6 to 10 may face new challenges at home with their families and at school with their friends and teachers. At the end of one day, they may feel good about themselves. They have fun with their friends, have done well at school, and are happy at home. The next day, it may all fall apart if even one thing goes wrong. Many things influence children's self-esteem, which is a child's sense of worth and belonging. Such things include a child's nature or innate abilities, and how he or she is nurtured—the child's experience with parents, caregivers, and others. It is normal for self-esteem to rise and fall in cycles, from day to day and even hour to hour, as a child builds and then rebuilds his or her self-concept. Children who feel as though they are not good in at least one thing tend to be emotionally vulnerable.To help strengthen and support healthy self-esteem in your child:Help your child learn how to make and keep friends. Healthy friendships are important,

  9. Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Depression: Managing Postpartum Depression Fitness: Staying Active When You Have Young Children ...

  10. Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - When to Call a Doctor

    Call anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example,call if: You have sudden,severe pain in your belly. You passed out (lost consciousness). Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if: You have severe vaginal bleeding. You are passing blood clots and soaking through a pad each hour for 2 or more hours. Your vaginal bleeding seems to be getting heavier or is still ...

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