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Developing a positive outlook

Looking for the positives in life is one of the most important strengths for building resilience.  Why?  A positive outlook can change a challenging situation into a manageable one.  It makes us feel better and builds hope.  It opens our hearts and minds.  It also protects us from depression and poor health. 

Young children copy the adults around them.  If they see their parents showing a positive outlook, it is more likely they will develop a positive outlook, too.

Helping children develop a positive outlook is best done in a caring relationship and is an important part of self-regulation.

Read about how you can help your child develop a positive outlook  .

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