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How do you raise resilient kids? Accept them how they are

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The importance of relationships and belonging

Our mental health and personal well being are tied up in the quality of our personal relationships.

The more closely we are connected to the people we love, the happier we feel and the more personal satisfaction we have in our lives. Most people rate moments of connection and shared enjoyment with their loved ones as their most important life experiences.

These important relationships not only include family and personal friends but also the wider groups and communities we belong to. Forming connections and a sense of community with work colleagues, neighbours and the various groups that make up our identity (such as sports, hobbies, religious and community groups), all contribute to our well-being…

 

How do you raise resilient kids? Accept them how they are

Resilience is one of those buzzwords that was dropped in the lap of parents and educators a few years ago and has sat there since like a puppy – squirming, whining and demanding our attention. It’s adorable and you’d definitely like to keep it, but hold it too tightly and it will jump right out of your lap. And then who knows what to do with it?

In generations past – and in simple terms – resilience has essentially meant being tough. It usually referred to a physical object or institution that could outlast the weather, time, and slings and arrows of outrageous fortune…

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