Because everyone experiences and expresses their stress a little differently, here you’ll discover ways to recognize everyday stress early on.
You’ll learn why regular check-ins can help your child talk openly about their stress and emotions.
By helping your child get in touch with what their day-to-day stressors are, and how stress feels in their body and mind, they can start to learn practical ways to manage their own stress.
Answers from a Psychologist
One thing that’s changed a lot for many children and youth is access to the internet and social media. This can make life more complex these days.
Children and youth experience social media in a wide range of ways, both in healthy and unhealthy ways. Sometimes it can feel as if there is no “off-switch", and these platforms can amplify everyday stressors.
For tips on developing healthy technology habits in your family, listen to our Keeping Tech in Check podcast.
Another cause of family stress is having too much to do. Can you schedule in some time to slow down and recharge? Read these tips for ways to help lower some stress.
Reality: Being engaged in a busy, stimulating life, means there will be some stress.
A bit of everyday stress can sometimes be helpful – for example, it might help your child rise to a challenge, or motivate them to reach their goals. Having some everyday stress helps us develop coping skills to manage stressful times.
You’ll find tips here for some ways to help your child learn skills to manage stress, so these coping tools are ready when they need them.