This is a story for kids who can't live with their parents, regardless of the circumstances. It's about resilience and loyalty, hope and disappointment, love, sadness, and anger, too. A Note to Caregivers by Jennifer Wilgocki, MS, and Marcia Kahn Wright, PhD, discusses the emotional experience of children who are in foster care, kinship care, or otherwise not living with their parents, and the vital support that adults in their lives can offer.
Strive to give your children more encouraging words than praise words. Encourage your kids for their efforts and attitudes. Children who receive more encouragement over parise are more resilient. Because they are focused on their effort and believe they can change their circumstances through determination or learning, they are not as shaken by adversity.