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Parenting For Endurance And Coping – Part 1

Parenting Endurance And Coping

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.

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Parenting For Endurance And Coping – Part 1


Erika Krull, MS, LMHP

Erika Krull, MS, LMHP is a practicing licensed mental health counselor in Nebraska.


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Krull, E. (2011). Parenting For Endurance And Coping – Part 1. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 20, 2020, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/family/2011/03/parenting-for-endurance-and-coping-part-1/

 

Last updated: 7 Mar 2011
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