Resiliency and Parenting

Resilient-according to the Webster’s dictionary, means “able to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens.”  Isn’t this one of the most crucial life skill you can teach your children?

If you ask me, children are born resilient.  In some regards, as young children, they have shorter attention spans which means they don’t dwell on difficulties as long as adults do.  But they learn from others how to develop this skill to a higher level.

Finding humor is so important.  Learn to laugh at yourself.  Smile at the broken eggs on the floor.  You release endorphins with each chuckle.  And it really does make life a lot more fun.

I challenge you to be more resilient, to look beyond the bad moments, and try to bounce back a little more quickly.  Consider this quote by Goethe- “Everything is hard before it is easy.”

Then read this article for more insights!

http://www.themid.com/family/7-things-resilient-parents-do-differently

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Joyeux Parenting

I am the proud mother of two beautiful children and have lived in Boston for most of my life. I have over twenty years of experience as a Child Development Specialist working with new families, pediatricians at Mass General Hospital, and Early Intervention. I have a wealth of knowledge and expertise regarding the challenges related to breastfeeding, behavior management, picky eaters, discipline, sleep, and development. I love being a wife and mother and sharing my experiences-the good, the bad, and the ugly. I am constantly learning about new evidence based information as it relates to parenting. Most importantly, I think it is crucial to recognize that we all make mistakes and learn from them. I am a firm believer that humor is essential as you navigate the world. Parenting should be full of joy and that is why I started my business Joyeux Parenting. Thank you for allowing me to share my experiences with you.

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