Parents Stress in children
Relationships between of parents and children it’s very important. Stress is our body’s response to any kind of threat. Whether it is a physical or mental threat, our body reacts with emotions, physical and chemical change. Nowadays we are exposed to stress everywhere and every day, unfortunately. But not only we as adults, but also our children experience stress even from their earliest age.
The stress response occurs because our body is protecting us. It can give us strength for defending or to meet new challenges. For example, it gives courage and determination to children for walking, talking, going to school, meeting new people, making new friends. This is the normative stress, which is actually productive. It occurs at times of transition in child’s development. It helps children grow and become independent.
Constant, or life-changing stress, on the other hand, is harmful and more upsetting. It can happen because of number of reasons: changing the environment, the divorce of parents, death in the family, accidents, peer pressure, even being overscheduled. It is stressful for children to have to chase after school activities and classes, like music lessons or athletic activities. This kind of stress is not challenging or defending in any ways. On the contrary, it is quite damaging to child’s health. Parents can cause many inconveniences: worrying, negative thoughts, depression, moodiness, isolation.
It also affects our physical health: aches and pain may occur, chest pain, rapid heart rate, frequent colds, diarrhea or constipation. The child’s behavior is also affected: withdrawing from others, procrastinating, nervous habits (nail biting, pacing), sleeping too much or too little.So, keep an eye on your child. Talk with him. Be a good friend to your child and try to understand him and help him in any way. Knowing these symptoms, you will learn to recognize if there is something bothering him.
Always try to explain politely like the best friend. Sometimes they know to broke some of the glass, plate, or your lovely souvenir but keep your frustration. You are the best teacher and friend of your children for whole life. You mast be their hero and children will see you like the best mother and father. We need to have patience because they are the mirror of parents behavior. No problem still they are children and have to learn much more. We always are looking for the best for them and it will be forever.
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