10 tips To Manage Stress In Children And Adults.
Does your child spend most of the time silent or alone? Time to take notice.
Stress was taboo in the old days, but nowadays, it is normal in this world. That does not mean stress is something simple and easy to take, but it is actually a worth noting and focusing point. Actually, stress is not a thing to hide or display more, and it’s just like a normal disease, where you can take your child to any good psychiatrist to discuss the issue.
There is also a misconception that stress can only happen to aged people or working people, but it can happen to anyone. In children, its signs and effects are less than older ones, but it is a reality, so don’t ignore it and take a step.
How To Find That Your Child is Stressed
There are so many ways to find out that your child is stressed, and as a parent, you must be vigilant to note the signs
- If your child love to spend a whole day in a room
- Don’t pay attention to his most favorite toys and games
- Don’t want to meet relatives and friends
- Don’t take an interest in food
- If he is giving you a cold gaze
- If he doesn’t share anything with you
These and many other signs are indications of something different and difficult happening in his life. As there is no specific sign of stress so this can only be judged with behavior and attitude. This way, it is different from other diseases as in case of fever you feel tiredness and body temperature while in flu, there is a period of coughing and sneezing that tells everyone you need a medicine.
Reasons Of Stress
Reasons for stress can’t be described clearly as there are a whole lot of reasons. Something that may be simple and tiny for you can bother someone else and cause stress. So the common reason that psychology explains are
- The communication gap between parents and children.
- Presences of a person in a home that make him uncomfortable
- Harassment case from anyone, It can be any family member, house staff or teacher
- Rude and cruel stepparent
- Unjust and discriminative behavior of siblings
- Fighting of parents
- Bullying from classmates and neighbors
- Any complex and deep thinking
- Bad result, unjust behavior of the teacher
- Lack of appreciation and much, much more.
Tips To Deal With Stress As A Parent
The main point of this article is, how will you deal with the situation if your child has stress? As a parent or especially as a mother, now it’s your responsibility to make an effort and bring your child towards life.
Keep An Eye On The Routine
Don’t ignore your child, and don’t let him spend so much time in his or her room. If he wants, then keep an eye on his routine and also check the activities and books to find out the reason. You can go to his room to ask for help, and this will give him the indication of importance and responsibility. This gesture of yours will be the shaking hand towards your child and building up a bond.
Make Your Relationship Open And Friendly
Keep your family time and be rigid in that. Fix up some rules and follow them as a team. There should be no phone in your family time. You have to discuss your routine with everyone and ask them to do the same. This way, your child will speak, and stress will come out. Make your relationship strong and friendly with your husband and be respectful and sincere to each other. This will throw a positive vibe to your family.
Ask your child to do a task or help you with small house chores. Then give him an appreciation and or any reward. You can also surprise them by putting a love note in their lunch box.
Tell Them No One Is Perfect
Suppose your child is worried after not performing well in an exam or in any sports. Then you have to come up with a smile and tell him everyone is not perfect and can’t do everything well at everytime
Encourage Them To Face The Fear
Everyone has a fear, and as a parent, it’s your responsibility to encourage your child. You can give him opportunities to do a task or play a game that will help them to cope with his fears.
Plan Some Good Activities
Parties, outdoor visits, and picnics are the plans one can arrange to keep children busy and happy. But if it’s not affordable for you on a daily or weekly basis, then you can play at home. Introduce some good games like scrabble, dumb charades, and many others. With this, you can ask to set a weekly menu for your kitchen. Tell him to add the dish of everyone’s choice. This will make your bond strong and keep him involved.
Encourage Good Sleep And Hygiene
Give that food to your child that boosts energy. With this, sleep is the most important factor in killing or beating stress. During sleep, the Human brain produces relaxant hormones that add happiness to the mood.
Stressed children can behave oddly, can irritate you, and disturb the environment of the house, but in all this, you need to be calm. It’s time to teach him a lesson that nothing will be good with screaming and fighting.
Plan A Meeting With Teacher
If you feel stress in your child, then it is necessary to go and check his school routine, his friend circle and to meet with the teacher. Tell his teacher about the issue and take him or her in confidence. A teacher will observe your child for half a day, so don’t hide anything. Ask for help for the better and healthy life of your child. If your child is not comfortable in the school, switch the school.
If Something Serious, Don’t Hesitate To Visit A Psychiatrist.
Don’t worry; everything can be sorted, and if doing all the above-mentioned steps, your child is not returning back to life, then visit a psychiatrist. Stress can be lethal and worst. So don’t panic or hide anything as your clear description will tell, what is the stress level of your child. A psychiatrist will help you to bring your happy and active child back by doing sessions and medications.
Good luck, we are in the advanced age where every problem has a solution.
Hats off to all brave mommies; I hope you enjoy your motherhood.