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Parental Resilience

Be Strong Even When You Are Stressed!

Resilience is the process
of managing stress and functioning well even when things are di icult.

Being resilient as a parent means:

Taking care of yourself and asking for help when you need it.
Feeling good about yourself and hopeful about your future.

Planning for the future and for what you will do in situations that you know are challenging for you.
Not allowing stress to get in the way of providing loving care for your child.
Taking time to really enjoy your child and what you like about parenting.

Parental Resilience

Parental Resilience

Be Strong Even When You Are Stressed!

Resilience is the process
of managing stress and functioning well even when things are difficult.

Being resilient as a parent means:

Taking care of yourself and asking for help when you need it.
Feeling good about yourself and hopeful about your future.

Planning for the future and for what you will do in situations that you know are challenging for you.
Not allowing stress to get in the way of providing loving care for your child.
Taking time to really enjoy your child and what you like about parenting.

Knowledge of Parenting and Child

Development

Learn More So You Can Parent Better!

There is no such thing as a perfect parent, but knowing what to expect does make the job a lot easier.

Knowledge of parenting and child development helps us:

Know what to expect as your child grows and how you can best help her learn and thrive.
Use new skills to help your child be happy and healthy.

Recognize your child’s unique needs
Understand how to respond in a positive way when your child misbehaves.

By learning what our children need to do their best, we can give them the best start in life, enjoy parenting more and build strong, healthy families.

Social Connections

Get and Give Support!

Sometimes being a parent can be very stressful. It’s easier to handle parenting challenges when we have positive relationships with family, friends and neighbors.  Having a network of caring people in our life helps us feel secure, confident and empowered.  And this helps us become better parents.

Focusing on the relationships where you feel respected and appreciated
Being willing to accept help from others and looking for opportunities to help them back
Building your skills and comfort in reaching out to others, communicating, resolving conflict and doing all the other things that help to keep a friendship strong
Building your network so you have multiple friends and connections to turn to

Concrete Support in Times of Need

Get Help When You Need It!

All families go through tough times. However, knowing where to get help in the community can make things a lot easier.

It is important that we as parents:
Know what help is available.
Ask for help when we need it.
Get what we need to keep our families healthy and safe.

Help others when possible.

When our families’ basic needs are met, we can spend less time worrying and more time helping our children learn and develop. Have you ever felt embarrassed to ask for help? Take some time to remember how you feel when someone else asks you for help. It can be hard to be the one asking, but everyone needs help sometimes. Not only is there nothing wrong with getting help when you need it, but getting the help you need for yourself and your child is part of being a good parent.

Social & Emotional Competence
Help Your Child Manage Feelings and

Relationships!

Helping children develop social-emotional competence allows them to manage their emotions and build healthy relationships with their peers and adults.

As parents, the things we do to model and help our children learn these skills makes a huge difference. We can help our children develop these skills by:

Responding warmly and consistently to your child
Teaching your child the words they need to express how they feel

Allowing your child to express their emotions
Being a role model: show your child how to be kind and how to interact positively with other people