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 factors
Internal risk factors are part of a child's personality or health history. Examples include:
Problems with learning.
External risk factors
External risk factors are in the family, schools, and community. Examples include:
Parents with severe marital problems.
Remarriage of parents.
Moving to a new town.
High crime rate in the neighborhood.
A counselor or therapist can help you and your child learn healthy ways to cope with stress.
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November 14, 2014
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