Chapter 6 – Taking on Challenges: Resilience and the impact of stress factors: (p. 252)
1. The nature of the stress
2. How long the stress lasts
3. How stressful experiences are conveyed (parents are important!).
4. Research tells us that we should be more intentional about what we want to convey, because children do pick up our clues and cues, whether we’re aware of what we’re expressing or not with our non-verbal communicaiton. (p.259)
5. Support children in managing their own stress (even when they’re very young) – to help babies deal with their stress what’s necessary is: consistency, time for rest and recovery, support for the family, comfort, skin-to-skin holding, pleasant calm feeding experiences and a quiet soothing environment. (p.265)
This is a Mini-Message by Dr. Darlene Clemens, summarizing one topic from Mind in the Making, by Ellen Galinksy. With permission of Ms. Galinsky to Dr. Clemens, and of Dr. Clemens to Mark Baumann.