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Raising resilient children in a complicated world

One of the most important qualities a person can have is resilience, the ability to stay strong through life’s ups and downs and bounce back after major difficulties. Parents have a powerful influence on a child’s development of resilience, and experiences in the earliest months are especially important. So, what helps children build resilience? And, what major factors may hinder parents from providing those key experiences?


Marti shared with KARE 11 News at 11’s Zachery Lashway 3 factors necessary to develop resilience in children:

1) Sensitive, responsive care to build trust and security

2) Trust and security to shape the stress response system

3) Secure attachment to buffer against toxic stress


To view the video of this KARE 11 News at 11 segment, play the video box above.

To read Marti’s Helping Children Build Resilience tip sheet, click here.

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