Children face considerable stress these days, and it's important to help them learn techniques for stress management. What have you learned about stress management for children? What would you like to learn? Share your strategies, see what others have to say, and learn more on stress management for children. Share Your Strategies!
- Planning a strategy for the next day before we go to bed has been helpful with my 5 children over the years. A routine for planning the clothing for the next day and making sure that all papers from school that need signatures are signed and ready to go in the back-pack can alleviate a lot of stress in the morning as well. Routines and rituals can give a sense of calm and predictability for a child in our fast paced and chaotic world!
In The Quiet Space
- We help create the right sensory conditions so children can feel trust, calm and inner quiet, then teach our special technique to make this feeling available when ever it is needed.
- —Guest Pamela Mond
- My kids started practicing yoga when they were young, and they love it! While it may not be something they do in front of their friends, I think yoga has made them more grounded, and definitely more able to manage stress.
- —Guest Kiki
- As a grandparent, I love taking my grandchildren to the zoo! We talk around and get exercise while we see all the animals, and we have special time together while my daughter and son-in-law get a little stress relief of their own(in the form of couple time).
- —Guest Jeanne
- I feared my kids would be too old for this by the time they reached middle elementary school age, but so far it's still a favorite stress management strategy for all of us: snuggle time! When my kids are stressed, we just snuggle under a nice blanket and watch a funny movie together, read a good book, or just talk. I think the feelings of closeness (both literal and figurative) help them feel less stressed and more supportive.
- —Guest E.