We all experience stress at times, including children. The dictionary definition of stress is a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. As adults, we can struggle to recognize the stress that children experience and the effects that stress has on their well-being because it may look different than how we experience stress. We may minimize the stress that children experience because we don’t realize how aware they are of what is going on around them. On the other hand, we may consider their stressors not to be a “big deal.”
It’s been just over a year since I started writing the blog series addressing common stressors that children face. At this moment there are seven posts in the series, but I am always adding more posts to the series. I thought it would be helpful to have a complete list of all of the posts compiled in one place to make it easier to access and share them.
Each post in the series includes an explanation of how the stressor may be affecting your child and tips for helping your child cope with the stressor.
Please feel free to let me know if you have an idea for a stressor you would like to see addressed in an upcoming post. I have two posts related to the start of the school year to be added to the series within the next month.