Conflict happens in life and it causes us stress. Conflict impacts children too, even when it doesn't seem like it. Children learn how to cope with stress by watching all of us around them. Depending on the behaviour we model to young people in stressful situations, we can help our kids build positive coping skills. We can even help turn adversity into a positive experience. So, what are positive coping skills?
Positive coping skills are the life skills we learn by walking through a stressful situation with a helping hand by our side. When the people around us show us how to take one step at a time to navigate a challenge, we get to practice and learn important skills. Learning that we can adapt to change and work through hard things is called Resilience.
Here's a fun short video about Resilience: https://www.albertafamilywellness.org/resources/video/brains-journey-to-resilience
The Brain Story
The Brain Story is a story about the human brain. It's a more engaging way to talk about the science of how our brains work.
Thanks to decades of research and thoughtful collaboration by The Alberta Family Wellness Initiative (AFWI), The Palix Foundation, the University of Oxford, Harvard University's National Scientific Council On the Developing Child, and The Frameworks Institute, we now have accessible online videos and other resources to learn from and share with each other.
If you are interested in learning more, visit http://www.albertafamilywellness.org
When you have questions about family mediation, family dispute resolution and alternatives to litigation, contact us at Kokanee Law.