VIDEO: What Do I Do When My Daughter Comes Home Upset?
What do I do when my daughter is upset about a conflict with a friend or teammate?
As parents, we’re wired to protect our kids, so our first (understandable) instinct is to throw ourselves into solving the problem for her. Maybe we dish out advice, offer to call the other parent, or email the school. But it’s also our job as parents to teach our children how to manage their social challenges. To do that, we’ve got to give them a combination of skills — the know-how — and confidence — the belief that I can do it if I try.
In other words, our job is to cultivate resilience in our girls: the ability to handle stress and adversity in productive ways. Watch this video below to learn how.
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