ERIC Number: EJ1037476
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Family Strategies to Support and Develop Resilience in Early Childhood
Taket, A. R.; Nolan, A.; Stagnitti, K.
Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, v34 n3 p289-300 2014
Early childhood is an important time for the development of resilience. A recently completed study has followed three cohorts of resilient children and young people living in disadvantaged areas in Victoria, Australia, through different transitions in their educational careers. This paper focuses on the early childhood cohort, where we have followed children from kindergarten/preschool into primary school. Using data gathered primarily through interviews with parents (mothers in each case), this paper presents a qualitative naturalistic sub-study that used deductive thematic analysis to explore the different strategies used by families to support their child's resilience. Our findings highlight that resilience was a salient concept for all of the mothers in the study and each mother articulated a range of strategies they used within the family to try and support their child's development and resilience. These strategies were constrained by the settings in which the families lived.
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Young Children, Child Development, Youth, Disadvantaged Youth, Kindergarten, Preschool Education, Elementary School Students, Interviews, Mothers, Parent Attitudes, Qualitative Research, Thematic Approach, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Coping, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Self Esteem, Child Rearing, Daily Living Skills, Family Environment, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education; Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia