Research shows that kids are dealing with stress on a daily basis just as much, if not more than adults, and it’s a bad thing.
No one really wants to stress out their family. Research shows that kids are dealing with stress on a daily basis just as much, if not more than adults, and it’s a bad thing. Anxiety is felt across the country at all age levels and all it does is detract from quality of life, as well as wreak some havoc.
Here are 3 great reasons to take it easy and go light on the kids:
1) No One’s Having Fun
Ok, this is pretty much a dooms day post. It’s true though that when one person in the group freaks out, no one ends up having fun. So, if you’re stressed, your kids are likely feeling it and building up their own ball of worries. Take it easy, relax, run around for fun and everyone will feel the love and have a better night’s sleep.
2) It’s Not Helping Them Mature
Research shows that pressuring your kids too much to get better grades and focusing on the fault in their failures makes them clam up. They become afraid to try new things and fail. But failure is part of life and being able to deal face it and accept it means you’re ready to take additional risks. You can’t go swimming if you don’t jump in the pool, and you definitely want your kid to be a swimmer. Talk about their failures, while focusing on and promoting their successes.
3) Too Much Stress as a Kid Means a Harder Life Ahead
Unfortunately, we can’t avoid all stressors in life. And a bit of pressure is good for us. Too much of it though, in a kid, can lay the pathway for a hard life ahead. Studies have shown that significant stress in early life rewires the brain, leaving the child prone to depression and other psychiatric syndromes as an adult.
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