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Children Coping Skills

49 Practical Ways to Raise Kids Who Will Cope

Anna Partridge | Posted 03.14.2016 | Parents
Anna Partridge

As parents, we want to raise kids who will be able to cope in life. We want our kids to 'deal effectively with something difficult'. That, by definiti...

Want to Make Sure Your Kids Get Over the Divorce? First, Let Them Go Through It

Anastasia Higginbotham | Posted 06.25.2015 | Divorce
Anastasia Higginbotham

Just as sex education doesn't "give" young people the idea to have sex, acknowledging that divorce is disruptive, life-changing and often hard isn't what makes it so.

Resourcefulness: A Perennial Characteristic of Success

Harriet Cabelly | Posted 05.07.2013 | Parents
Harriet Cabelly

Something happens as they get older. We can't seem to allow them to suffer the natural consequences. Parents will fight the teachers over a poor grade and say it's their fault, that they, the parent, didn't spend enough time doing the homework with or better yet, for, their child.

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Many think adversity fosters resilience -- that people who have been through a lot are actually tougher, and better able to handle the curveballs that life may throw at them. Are we wrong?

Helping Kids Cope With Divorce

Leslie King, LCSW | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leslie King, LCSW

So what can a mom or dad do to help their child cope, given that their parents are going through a profoundly difficult time?

Talking With Children About Earthquakes And Other Natural Disasters

David Fassler, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Fassler, M.D.

Earthquakes and other natural disasters are not easy for anyone to comprehend or accept. Understandably, many young children feel frightened and confused.

Helping Your Child Cope With The Catastrophes In Japan

Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D.

Normally the effects of a trauma are related to how far away one is. But with TV bringing intense images right into our homes 24/7, we are all affected -- our children, even more so.