Finding and maintaining a healthy work-life balance is a major challenge for Canadians. When asked about their main sources of day-to-day stress, 16% of Canadian workers indicated "taking care of children's needs" and 21% said "family problems."*
And yet, experts agree that the best place to learn how to manage stress is at home. That's why we've teamed up with the
Psychology Foundation of Canada External link. Opens in a new window. to develop a series of brochures about children and stress.
Kids Can Cope: Parenting Resilient Children at Home and at School
Resiliency is a key element in a child's mental health. And what exactly is resiliency? It's the ability to bounce back after disappointments, rise to meet challenges, overcome obstacles and deal with everyday stress.
This brochure demystifies resiliency through true stories about people who bounced back. It helps parents better understand how to develop resiliency in their children and reinforce that skill in their everyday lives.
Parenting Resilient Children at Home and at School (PDF, 980 KB) Opens in a new window.
1 in 2 workers also said that their main source of stress is money.* When you're unable to work for an extended period, it can take a toll on your family's finances. That's why it's important to think about
protecting yourself against the financial consequences of a disability.
*Source: Desjardins Financial Security 2008 National Health Survey