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Stress Management: Helping Your Child With Stress

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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 teens manage stress in many ways. Three important things you can do are to try to reduce the amount of stress in their lives, help them build positive coping skills, and teach them to let stress out.

How can you help your child with stress?

Reduce the amount of stress

Here are some ways you can help reduce the amount of stress in your child's life.

Build positive coping skills

It's important to help children learn positive coping skills. These skills are often carried into adult life.

Here are some ways you can help your child build good coping skills.

Get the stress out

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.

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