Childhood Stress

COULD THIS BE YOUR CHILD?

All Children form time to time may feel stress, it is how us, as parents react and handle these changes in a positive manner. Parents need to understand the different signs of stress in their children and be prepared to teach positive skills in dealing with these issues. Children depend on us to teach them these skills as children so they manage as adults.

POSSIBLE SIGNS OF STRESS:

  • ANGER
  • ANXIETY
  • APPETITE LOSS
  • BABY TALK
  • BED-WETTING
  • BITTING
  • CRYING SPELLS
  • DETACHMENT
  • EXCESSIVE AGGRESSIVENESS
  • LAZINESS OR LETHARGY
  • HITTING, KICKING, OR TATTLING
  • INDIGESTION
  • RESPIRATORY TRACT ILLNESS

If you have concerns that your child may be exhibiting signs of stress, talk to your Childcare provider or mental health professional for ways to help.

Source:

Kostelnik, Whiren, Soderman, Stein, Gregory. Guiding Children’s Social Development: Theory to Practice, 4th ed. Delmar, 2002