Health Tip: When Your Child Is Stressed

Here's how you can help

(HealthDay News) -- Problems at school, home, or frustrations with friends can all lead to stress in children. Like adults, children need to learn healthy outlets for stress, and how to deal with their emotions.

Here are suggestions to help your child when she's stressed, courtesy of the Nemours Foundation:

  • Encourage her to talk to people she trusts -- if not you, then a teacher, counselor or relative.
  • Help her work out her stress, by biking or walking, listening to music, or writing in a journal.
  • Don't let her take stress out on herself.
  • Once she's calm, work with her to figure out a solution to the problem that's causing her stress.
  • Try to keep her feeling positive -- there are few problems that can't be solved, and stress is only temporary.
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