Title: Stress: Helping Children Develop the Resilience to Bounce Back

Word Count: about 1800 words

Abstract:

Children are faced with ever-increasing levels of stress, from high-stakes testing in schools to changes in the family to school violence and fears of terrorism. Many adults don’t recognize just how much stress children are under. But the American Psychological Association has become concerned about the problem and they’ve launched a national campaign titled “Resilience for Kids & Teens” to help parents and kids learn how to deal with stress and develop the skills necessary to bounce back. Find out what every parent should know about stress among children and how to help your child manage effectively.

Excerpt:

Homework. Tests. Extracurricular activities. Arguments with friends. School cliques. Peer pressure. Feeling any stress? Fights with parents. School admissions tests and interviews. Parent’s layoff. Death of a loved one. Illness. Divorce. How about now? Feeling stressed yet? Bullying. School violence. Drugs. Terrorism. War. Feeling overwhelmed? Your children might be too.

Children are faced with ever-increasing pressures, prompting the American Psychological Association (APA) to launch a national campaign titled “Resilience for Kids & Teens” to help kids deal with stress and develop the skills necessary to bounce back.

You play a key role in helping your children learn these skills. But first you must recognize when a child may be stressed . . .

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