So your child doesn’t seem to enjoy school as much as before. Dr. Vanessa Van Auer of VA Psychology Center explains what could be the case.
Being a kid can be a pretty stressful gig, what with parental expectations, school assignments and conflicts with friends.
While a healthy dose of stress can be productive, consistent or extreme exposure to stress and pressure can be harmful for your child.
If your child is no longer as excited about seeing her friends at school or seems to be overly stressed, perhaps it’s time to take things down a notch. Here’s how.
How can you help your child handle stress in a positive manner?
This really starts at home with you. Teaching your child to problem-solve, to be able to say “no” to commitments or requests when her capacity is already at maximum – instead of intervening on her behalf – can help you foster a confident and less anxious child.
Here are five simple ones you can practice with your child.