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City Boy Learns a Secret

By Calvert F Cazier, PhD, MPH | August 9, 2022

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to interact with a 5-year-old boy named Joshua. This little blonde, blue-eyed boy was curious about many things, and I was surprised at how well he assimilated knowledge from his parents, older siblings, kindergarten teacher and others in his life. Joshua is our youngest grandson. They were living in…

That Magical Age

By Anne Evans-Cazier, LCSW | August 4, 2022

I was sooo excited! It was August and almost my birthday. I was going to turn 5, that magical age when flower wands could grant wishes and I could start school. I’m not sure what I really thought school would be like. I hadn’t been to preschool or anything like that back in the 50s.…

And, not Or

By Anne Evans-Cazier, LCSW | July 28, 2022

This past week was our state holiday. We celebrate with an early morning marathon through high mountain passes, a good old fashion parade, rodeos, and fireworks… replaced this year by a laser show in deference to the fact that we are a desert in the middle of fire season in the middle of a deep drought. But…

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Many people incorrectly assume that resilience is something we are born with; an innate ability to handle stress and the challenges one faces living life. The reality is resiliency is a skill that can be developed.

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Practice resiliency in the midst Covid-19. Ten simple steps for your family to follow.

It’s easy to see the bad, we’re all at risk for catching a virus we know very little about, we’re sheltering in place, social distancing, stockpiling toilet paper, home schooling our kids, wiping away the tears, and calming the tempers and fears (ours and theirs!). We know that it’s hard to cope with these challenges while we step up, make sacrifices, and protect those who are the most vulnerable.

So, here are 10 Steps to parenting with resiliency in these challenging times. There’s no need to read them all at once or try to make a lot of changes overnight. Put this guide where you can reach for it over the next few weeks when you want some inspiration and support.

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Resiliency Skills

Learn more about 12 tools that you can use in building resiliency for children and families.