Childhood isn't all fun and games. Even young children can feel worried and stressed.
Stress can come from outside, such as family, friends, and school. It can also come from children themselves. Just like adults, children may expect too much of themselves and then feel stressed when they feel that they have failed.
Adults can help children and teenagers with stress in many ways. Three important things you can do are to:
It is important to help children learn positive coping skills. These skills are often carried into adult life.
Finding ways to get stress out of their systems will help children feel better. The best ways to relieve stress are different for each person. Try some of these ideas to see which ones work for your child:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineDonald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerSteven E. Locke, MD - Psychiatry, Behavioral HealthDavid A. Brent, MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Current as ofOctober 10, 2017
Current as of: October 10, 2017
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
& Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Steven E. Locke, MD - Psychiatry, Behavioral Health & David A. Brent, MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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