Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity. It's a mindset many parents are grappling with as they try to cultivate this in their children. It's definitely something I want my kids to have, and it's a fundamental life skill, but lately I've been thinking 'am I resilient?'.
It seems to me that parents have their own special set of challenges to face. We need to have the ability to get through the early months and years, the relentless march of dirty nappies, laundry, broken sleep, sultanas in car seats and tantrums.
But we need a more subtle resilience, too - one that allows us to be the adult in the relationship when our child comes home from school after being bullied, when they have their first broken heart, or yell that they hate us before slamming the door in our face.
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