[Homestead] Stress, copers and non-copers
genegerue at ruralize.com
Sat Sep 11 10:53:44 EDT 2004
>"Some of it is genetic, some of it is how you were raised, and some it is
>just your personality," Dr. Bruce McEwen, director of the
>neuroendocrinology laboratory at Rockefeller University, said.
"Just your personality"? How unhelpful.
My non-professional observation is that self-image is everything. With a
strong self-image based on multiple past accomplishments, a child or adult
can keep striving toward a goal without succumbing to stress even though
they suffer serious and prolonged setbacks. Smart parents stage small
successes and build on them.
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