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Stress Management For Children: Is Your Child Stressed? 

Stress management for children is as important as it is for adults. Stress has a nasty habit of taking over and building up causing further problem along the line.

This is especially true for children who may be suffering from stress, if left unnoticed it will compound and continue into adulthood making it harder for them to cope with.

Children have the right to have a happy and relaxed life as well as adults, however they don’t have the necessary knowledge to recognize what is happening to them or how to help themselves. Children and stress should not be ignored.

This is why it is important for adults to recognize stress and help provide stress management for children as soon as possible.

Signs of Stress In Children

Of course every child is different and this also means that there will be different stress symptoms and signs. This can make it difficult for a parent to recognize them and do something about it.

However here is a list of some of the possible signs that your child may be suffering from stress.

  • Withdrawal and a sudden desire to join in with things as before
  • Changes in eating habits or the development of an eating disorder such as anorexia.
  • Reduction in communication, becoming quieter.
  • Change in appetite, not feeling hungry or overeating comfort foods
  • Sudden weight gain or loss
  • Sleep problems
  • Drop in school results
  • Depression or frequent crying
  • Becoming more clingy and showing signs of fear
  • Frequent tummy aches or stress headaches
  • Aggressive behavior and frustration

Stress management for kids can be easy to implement for younger children as it can be made into a fun activity and something they will enjoy doing. Older children may find it more of a challenge but if they are given a good understanding of the whys and what’s of it all, they too will see the benefit of managing their stress.

The following pages will highlight specific coping strategies that will help children with their stress and help them get on with enjoying their childhood.

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