Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Is Childhood Stress Free?

1. Talk to your kids as often as possible. It may be a good idea to set a time each evening to have a heart-to-heart chat.

2. Listen attentively to your child's concerns. You may want to switch off your television and just listen to your child without distractions.

3. Love your kids unconditionally through your actions. Don't simply reward your kid if (s)he does something nice. You may want to reward your kids even when (s)he didn't do anything special.

4. Live in a loving and positive environment by being as encouraging and positive with your child as often as possible. Always be hopeful that your child will do the best that (s)he is capable of, even if you're a bit hesitant about it yourself.

5. Encourage your child to be the best that (s)he can be not be working them too hard but by accepting him/her. This type of attitude will encourage your child to excel without pressure.

6. Be hopeful as much as possible by encouraging your child to try many different things, even if (s)he doesn't think that (s)he will be good at it.

7. Simplify your child's life as much as possible by not over-committing your child in too many extra-curricular activities. Give your child some slack time that (s)he could rest and just hang out.

8. Don't compare your child to other siblings. Your child is unique and comparison can create stress and anxiety in your child.

As a parent, you should learn how to recognize stress in your child. By being perceptive and vigilant, you can save your child from many different stresses that can negatively plague his/her life. And that will keep your child healthier and happier.

Irene S. Roth is a freelance writer for kids and teens. She specializes in nonfictional articles in the areas of philosophy, psychology, and social psychology. She also writes in the area of medical ethics and has published two books, twelve articles and over a hundred academic book reviews.

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