Help Kids Manage Stress by Teaching Special Skills

Help Kids Manage Stress by Teaching Special Skills
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Help kids manage stress by teaching them the skills they need to be calm and focused despite their anxieties. Kids tend to worry most about school, relationships, family and the future.

If you are a parent of young children, especially a first-time parent, you might perceive your young child’s outburst, belly ache, or change in behavior as merely part of being a kid. However, it is important to understand that children become stressed in very similar ways that adults do.

Did you know that laughter is one of the best medicines when it comes to lowering kids’ stress?

You can help teach your child different and interesting ways to calm themselves.  Your kids will learn how to handle stressful situations.  Coping skills can and should be learned or children cn end up with being highly reactive.

According to the article there are four core groups of coping skills.  These skills are calming, distracting, get moving, and facing the source of the stress to learn more about it.  Examples of some of the activities are to remember to breathe deeply, go for a walk, take a silly break and laugh, drink water,  play games and do puzzles, and so much more.

For more about skills to help kids manage their stress, read the original article here:
12 Coping Skills to Help Kids Deal With Stress

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