What is coping?

  • (noun): Brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall.
    Synonyms: header, cope

Famous quotes containing the word coping:

    Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life.
    Muriel Spark (20th century)

    Usually, when people talk about the “strength” of black women they are referring to the way in which they perceive black women coping with oppression. They ignore the reality that to be strong in the face of oppression is not the same as overcoming oppression, that endurance is not to be confused with transformation.
    bell hooks (b. c. 1955)

    Acknowledging separation feelings directly and sympathetically is the best way of coping with them. It is actually helpful to tell a toddler “I’ll miss you,” or “I will think of you during the day,” or “It is hard to say goodbye,” or “I can’t wait to see you at the end of the day.” These messages tell the child that he is important to the parent even when they are not together and that out of sight need not mean out of mind.
    Alicia F. Lieberman (20th century)