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Stress Management: Helping Your Child With Stress

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Introduction

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.


How can you help your child with stress?

Adults can help children and teenagers with stress in many ways. Three important things you can do are to:

Reduce the amount of stress in your lives

Build positive coping skills

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

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:


Credits for Stress Management: Helping Your Child With Stress

Current as of: February 9, 2022

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Donald Sproule MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Steven Locke MD - Psychiatry
David A. Brent MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


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