Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Raising Children in a Recession

What attitudes help some people become resilient? What can we learn to promote these attitudes in our children? Salvatore R. Maddi, Ph.D studied 400 different employees of Illinois Bell Telephone after its employees were reduced by 50% in 1981. Many employees reacted with negative behavioral and health complications. Those who did not stived for be involved in their lives, to influence outcomes, and to search for growth opportunities in the midst of problems. Instead of solving your child"s problems, be a good listener, and catch them when they approach their problems with any measure of courage and commitment. This is the time to encourage their resilience!

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