Stressed out kids? Signs and strategies

Life is full of unexpected twists and turns. Some can be thrilling and inspiring, but others might cause stress, bad health, and anxiety.

Stress is an inherent physical, mental, and emotional reaction to adversity. It is a regular aspect of everyone's life, even children's lives.

As a caregiver, you may sense something is wrong before the patient does. Helping your children cope with stress can lead to a more balanced and healthy life.

Stress leads to stronger feelings of anger and irritability. Your children may have emotional outbursts that are inconsistent with their previous behavior or the current situation.

Emotional outbursts or increased irritability

Worries and fears seem to come out during bedtime. Children who are stressed may have trouble falling or staying asleep, or start having nightmares.

Trouble sleeping

Children who are stressed may want to spend more time alone and not interact with friends or family.

Withdrawing from others

Emotional outbursts and anger at school can cause trouble with friends and classmates.

Struggles with school

 They are seeking ways to get out of the situation that is causing them to feel uncomfortable. This can lead to defiant and stubborn behaviors.

Increased defiance

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