When our child is especially tired, irascible, inattentive, and abruptly changes his mood, he may unknowingly suffer from stress. Child stress is associated with some change in your life that disrupts your order. It doesn't have to be a seemingly big change. For example, the arrival of a brother may be enough.
The best in these cases is locate the source of stress. Parents can then help him sort out his world and his feelings and boost his self-esteem.
Faced with a case of childhood stress, parents must help our children in different ways. The first one is to realize that something is happening in their lives, something that is not temporary, something that must be addressed and solved as soon as possible.
Following some simple guidelines can greatly reduce the impact of stress on children, such as:
1 - Maintain good habits and routines, in food, sleep and hygiene of children
2 - Encourage children to play sports frequently
3 - Reduce the number of hours in front of the television or other screens
4 - Control the number of extracurricular activities that children do
5 - Promote dialogue in the family, actively listen to what they want to explain to us, that they tell us about everything that worries them, whether it be about the school, their friends, siblings, ...
6 - Facilitate and encourage children so that they can do some of their favorite activities
7 - Be less demanding, be more flexible and tolerant of children
8 - Create a serene and calm environment at home. It is important that children feel safe, in an environment that is as stable and balanced as possible.
9 - Spend time with them, playing, reading, listening to relaxing music, watching a movie or simply enjoying the privilege of being together.
10 - Help them to express their emotions, to put words to their feelings, to have them draw or write them. Help them find a way to channel anger, sadness, joy, fear, ... talk naturally about all this as a family.
11 - Practice a relaxation technique appropriate to the age level of our children. There are several of them that can be practiced at home and as a family, as part of another game or activity. They can enjoy yoga, mindfulness or meditation.
When the situation overwhelms us, we must seek professional help, here they will help us to deal specifically with the problem that affects our child.
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