Throughout the 21st century, individuals and families will be characterized by increased diversity, which could be experienced as stressful. Because of this, individual and family resilience will become increasingly important.
Resilience is exercised when family members demonstrate behaviors such as confidence, hard work, cooperation and forgiveness. These are factors that help families withstand stressors throughout the family life cycle.
Some characteristics of strong families include:
It’s also important to remember that shared time and experiences such as vacations, holiday celebrations and other traditions can help strengthen the bonds among family members.
Source: University of Missouri Extension