How Parents Can Help Their Children Build Resilience In Tough Times

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Interventions can also help build these things, but since many children who face adversity often face multiple risk factors, reducing those risks is perhaps even more important. By doing whatever we can as individuals, community members, and citizens to reduce risk, we can help children be more successful, regardless of the ordinary magic of resilience.

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Written By Vanessa LoBue
Originally Appeared In Psychology Today
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