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Stress is everywhere. Not just adults but kids face it too. Handling stress is a bit more challenging for children as they are too young to comprehend their feelings. The key to helping kids manage stress is to instill in them the mental strength required to handle difficult situations and at the same time provide the needed emotional cushion.


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04 January 2019 Dr-Ajay-Mian Child Health Mental Health Read times HELPING CHILDREN COPE WITH STRESS Kids face stress all the way Rapid digitalization mechanization and urbanization have unfortunately taken a heavy toll on the childhood of our children. Children increasingly prefer spending more time with their devices rather than with friends indoors rather than outdoors passively rather than actively. Physical activities have been replaced with digital activities and friendly conversations with social media engagements. And the one frightful thing all this is resulting in to is – our children feeling stressed like never before. There was a time when childhood used to be about having fun sheer joy happiness with unending energy exuberance carefree approach to life. Not only have the causes of childhood stresses increased dramatically over the past 2 decades but the availability quality of stress busters has also been rapidly declining. Nuclearization of families both parents working and carrying their work stress home ever-increasing competition at school particularly at the secondary levels have all meant that our children are getting forced to grow up faster without adequate emotional cushion and the precious childhood is getting eroded in the process. Breast Health - the dire need for awareness → Stress in children Stress management for BLOG     C A T E G O R I E S Child Health 5 Diabetes 8 Exercise and Fitness 9 Health Management 13 Healthy Diet 8 Healthy Heart 2 Healthy Living 23 Mental Health 9 Oral Health 2 Personal Health Records 3 Pregnancy 5 Respiratory health 1 Sleep Health 2 Weight Management 3 Womens Health 9 HEALNT MD HEALNT LOGIN

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The absence of the needed minimal ‘personal touch’ has meant that even the seemingly petty and common issues like being bullied by seniors in a school bus being scolded by a teacher in class or adolescent infatuations can have a cumulative effect on their personality and eventually health – physical mental. Children may develop health challenges – physical psychological - that include becoming introverts depression unexplained aggression anxiety inability to concentrate lack of interest – both in studies and sports. Children are increasingly getting used to taking violence and pain as parts of life. These impact self-esteem and the ability to care for others. Amongst physical disorders childhood obesity is a commonly reported problem. In some extreme cases even cardiovascular problems and strokes have been reported. Symptoms of stress with kids The symptoms are sometimes very obvious but look for anything unusual: Changes in mood or behavior Moody and irritable Withdrawal from day to day activities Physical illness like a headache or stomach ache Lack of appetite Lack of sleep Lack of interest in studies Some remedial actions Reschedule the activities like getting up breakfast time etc. Allow them to get enough sleep Listen to them and engage them in conversation Make them relaxed with deep breathing entertainment etc. Curtail too much of non-sports extra-curricular activities Have more time as a family Do not criticize or talk negatively Instill a positive attitude Reduce the usage of mobile and TV usage as a family principle Accept hormonal change as normal If nothing else would you and your kid need counseling As a parent you should be de-stressed first to have an effective tool in implementing it on your kids. Acceptance and reconciliation Prepare your kids to deal with mistakes and failures. The parents should leave their authoritative mentality and find out the comfort zone of the kids. The parents should try to find out what exactly is troubling the child. Y ou have to be passionate and sympathetic. De- stressing is a long drawn process and no quick fix solution is available. Parents should be patient during the entire process. Tailpiece Let the children know that you are there for them. Try to initiate the conversation if you notice that the child is having a bad day. Feeling understood and listened helps your child feel supported by you. The kids should know that you care for them and they are not alone kids Anxiety disorder in children Coping with stress Child stress symptoms Tips on how to help children manage stress Kids dealing with stress How to help my kid cope with stress Stress and childrens health Depression in children Reduce stress Childhood stress symptoms Dealing with stress Family stress Mood disorders in children Avoid stressful situations for kids Ways to help kids cope with stress Childhood stress and anxiety Emotional disturbances Effects of stress Stress relief for kids Anxiety in children Stress management activities for children

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