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Signs of stress in children

Stress is part of growing up. However you need to intervene when you realize that stress is affecting your child’s physical and psychological wellbeing.

 

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Cues that may indicate that stress is having a negative impact on your child

  • the child seems restless, tired or agitated
  • she develops physical symptoms such as headaches and stomach pains
  • she looks depressed and is not expressing how she is feeling
  • the child’s school grades begin to fall and has less interest in attending classes and doing homework
  • she shows lack of interest in her activities
  • she exhibits bad behaviors such as stealing, lying , forgets or refuses to do her chores and becomes more dependent on you
Content Sources
Sings of overload. American Academy of Pediatrics. https://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/emotional-wellness/Pages/Signs-of-Overload.aspx. Accessed August 1st, 2017

Stress in childhood . National Library of Medicine .MedlinePlus. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002059.htm. Accessed August 1st, 2017

Childhood Stress. Nemour’s Foundation. MedlinePlus. http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/stress.html. Accessed August 1st, 2017

November 18, 2019 | 5:54 30    By oohs N coos    

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