Stress and Children

What is Stress?

Anything that causes a change in your body can be called stress. These changes usually come from different feelings we have, like:
  • happy
  • sad
  • scared
  • mad

Some signs of stress are:

  • nervousness
  • fast heartbeat
  • nail biting
  • headaches
  • stomachache
  • sweating
  • worrying
  • bad dreams
  • fighting
  • crying

What is a sign of stress in your life?

Stress can be pleasant or unpleasant.
Loosing something important
Winning an award

Stressors: Things that cause stress are called stressors, for example:

  • Divorce or separation of parents
  • Loss of a good friend
  • Going to a new school
  • Illness/Death
  • Taking a test
  • Moving to a new town

Can you name a stressor in your life?

Some tips on handling stress:

  1. Take a deep breath
  2. Talk with someone
  3. Tense and relax your body
  4. Think positive
  5. Don't dwell on your weaknesses
  6. Feel proud of your accomplishments
  7. Do exercises and get proper rest
  8. Massage your head/use pressure points
  9. Picture what you want to happen
  10. Do some fun things
  11. Prepare for tests early
  12. Count to ten or punch a pillow
  13. Eat fresh fruit and vegetables
  14. Do something for others
  15. Find time to cool out
  16. Forgive yourself and others

Developed by: Jennie C. Trotter - Wholistic Stress Control Institute

Wholistic Stress Control Institute, Inc.
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