During Romania's long history, although exposed to many political, social, and economic challenges, family life has shown a high level of resiliency. Confronted at times with stressful life events, Romanians present personal and family protective factors that offer buffers against those vulnerabilities, at the same time promoting the well-being of children. Among these resiliency factors, the most widely manifested are empathy, problem-solving skills, realism, caring relationships, and positive family environments. Family activities communicate a feeling of solidarity and continuity, adding to a sense of security and predictability that encourages resilience. Moreover, Romanians have a strong sense of self-efficacy, of being able to deal with whatever situation arises.
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