We parents aren’t the only ones in our families subject to stress and anxiety. Not only must we recognize when our kids are stressed, we need to proactively teach them how to handle their stress positively so it doesn’t harm them. Here’s great reminders on all counts from imom.com’s expresso-minute. I especially like the ‘cheat sheet’ for talking about stress with your tween- the third link at the bottom of the post.
Stress seems to ever more present in our daily lives, so helping our kids learn at an early age to cope with it is an invaluable lesson, and not just for getting through their tween and teen years in one piece, but for life.