Solutions for Stressors in Children

  • Talk with children about their feelings and concerns.
  • Allow a child to have his/her feelings and listen to the child.
  • Let the child know that you are afraid or nervous sometimes too.
  • Don't overschedule the child.
  • Be honest with the child about what is going on.
  • Help prepare the child for changes.
  • Provide the child with a bit of extra security before potentially stressful situations.
  • Teach the child relaxation exercises to use when he feels tense.
  • Set aside a special time for you and your child.
  • Create a sense of belonging and companionship for the child.
  • Set clear and consistent limits for the child's behavior.
  • Love, hug and be direct with the child.
  • Help children to use their imagination to think positively.
  • Help children to use their anger positively.
  • Praise children for their accomplishments and efforts. Help them develop a sense of self-worth.
  • Make sure children eat a nutritious meal, get plenty of exercise, and have a good night's sleep.
  • Examine your own coping skills.
  • When a child displays symptoms of stress, evaluate his/her outlets for expression.
  • When persistent disturbing behavior continues, consult a physician.

Developed by: Jennie C. Trotter - Wholistic Stress Control Institute

 
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