Parenting experts Chris and Holly Santillo lay out strategies for developing resilience in children in their book, Resilience Parenting.
ALEXANDRIA, VA, March 12, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — It’s been a tough couple of years for everyone, especially parents and children. In case you’ve forgotten the bumps and bruises, here’s a refresher: changing roles and relationships as schools flip-flopped; understanding and maintaining boundaries when suddenly forced to be together in small spaces for extended periods; figuring out how to explain the severity of a pandemic without creating panic in our children—or ourselves; and in some cases, all while mourning the loss of a loved one.
For many of us, navigating this pandemic has been the most challenging event in our lifetimes. Prior experience with other crises was not enough, and we were forced to change our plans and expectations at lightning speeds. And, ultimately, we needed to be able to pick ourselves up again with our world falling apart around us.
How did we fare?
And how do you feel about the latest bleak news?
Resilience will bear us out when uncertainty looms and obstacles present themselves. If you handle storms with grace, bravo! Find the right resources and take the time to teach your children what methods contribute to your family’s success; reflection on experience is the key to learning. If you find yourself struggling, there’s hope!
Resilience is a studied field. If you sense in your family a need for greater strength, adaptability, or ability to recover from failure, resources like Resilience Parenting by Chris and Holly Santillo will provide you with the right questions and answers to create positive growth in your family dynamic. You can help your children develop resilience in advance of the next challenge—which means now. Putting in the hard work today will make tomorrow’s hardships more surmountable, whatever they may be.
Resilience Parenting: Raising Resilient Children in an Era of Detachment and Dependence
by Chris and Holly Santillo
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