Parenting For Endurance And Coping – Part 1
According to the circumstances of my life, it seems it’s time for me to learn more about endurance and coping skills. I have but one set of choices. I can either succumb to feelings of despair and unluckiness, or I can push forward and help my family move on.
Clearly, I know that the first path can lead to depression. Been there, done that. Not planning a return trip.
The better choice is to take what’s given to me and make something of it. Easy? No. It’s quite tempting to do a great deal of complaining and whining. I have indulged in some complaining recently to a few people close to me. However, I am planning to take this only so far.
Negativity Grows In Your Mind When You Keep Feeding It
I know that the more I think about something in a certain way, the more it grows in my mind in that same way. If I think about a problem as hopeless and unfair, that perception will take over my mind and effectively prevent me from coming up with a creative and helpful response.
It’s important to realize that while you may have many valid reasons to complain and feel bad about a problem in your life, the actual behavior of complaining and feeling bad is not a great long-term strategy for dealing with it. As a parent, it’s even more important for you to stay aware of how you are handling problems, especially those that involve your children.
Families Can Help A Child In Many Ways
There isn’t one best or most perfect way of leading your family through difficult times. That’s the beauty of having a family to support you. Come back in a couple of days and I’ll have a good list for you. I’ll show you the many ways family and friends can help a child living with some distress.
And thank you to everyone offering their kind words. See you soon.
Krull, E. (2011). Parenting For Endurance And Coping – Part 1. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 4, 2016, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/family/2011/03/parenting-for-endurance-and-coping-part-1/