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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Recognizing and Developing Your Children's Special Talents - Topic Overview

    To build healthy self-esteem,all children need to feel that they can do at least one thing very well. Many times,however,a child's special talent is overlooked because it's not an area that is recognized at school or elsewhere. Parents can discover their children's special talents by providing varied experiences and opportunities. Then they can help their children by working with them at ...

  5. Helping Your Child Build Inner Strength - 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. Growth and development: Helping your child build self-esteem Stress management: Helping your child with stress ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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,

  8. 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.

  9. Helping Your Child Avoid Tobacco, Drugs, and Alcohol - Topic Overview

    The best thing parents can do to help prevent drug and alcohol misuse by their children is to get involved before a drug problem starts. Talk honestly and openly about all kinds of tobacco,drugs,and alcohol as well as other things kids may do to try to get "high." Focus on the positive Discuss ways for your child to make responsible choices,no matter what his or her friends are saying or ...

  10. Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - Coping With Emotions

    Having a new baby is exciting. But it also can be exhausting and stressful. It's common to feel a range of emotions at this time. Tips for coping during the postpartum period include accepting help from others,eating well and drinking plenty of fluids,getting rest whenever you can,limiting visitors,getting some time to yourself,and seeking the company of other women who have new babies. ...

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