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Stress; hasn’t this word become a very common part in our vocabulary nowadays? It is not only college students or adults who are stressed but even school children are not spared from the horror of this condition. Stress management is equally important at all stages of life, be it an adult or a child, stress hampers the natural balance of life and gives rise to serious problems such as anxiety and depression. As parents, your job is to look after yourself and your children too in every aspect of their life, and to protect them from stress is one of the really important one. We have tried to give you a simple guide on how to regulate stress in your children, so read on.

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The initial thing to do is to understand why your child is a victim of stress. Generally students can face stress from social life, academic sphere or their daily life. The academic stress has proven to be the major factor in school-going children, the strict-schedules, rigorous examinations, deadlines; low grades can all lead to stressed conditions, and balancing this with social responsibilities such as spending quality time with family and friends, meeting relatives etc. adds up to social stress. Some complications within daily life such as issues between parents and grandparents, difficult sibling relationship, can also lead to stress in students.

A child in stress because of academics
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Listed here are some of the things which you can do to de-stress your child’s life:

  • A balanced diet– It is very important that your child gets the right amount of nutrition to deal with everyday challenges and fresh ingredients, fruits and vegetables boosts the immune system as well.
  • Exercise– Make sure your child is involved in some sort of sports or outdoor activities, as physical activities are a great outlet for any form of stress.
  • Maintain regular sleep cycle– With balancing school and extra- curricular activities, student’s may have a disturbed sleeping routine, make sure you keep check of their sleeping patterns as proper sleep reduces irritability, tension and anxiety.
  • Communicate – It is very important to talk and laugh with your family. You need to communicate with your children about their problems and provide them with easy solutions and make them feel relaxed and secure.
  • Spend quality family time– Take out time to spend with your family, you can go out on small outings once a week, simple things like watching movies or dining out together can relieve your child’s stress.
Family time to relieve stress in students
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  • Don’t pressurize your child– As fulfilling it may seem to see your child at the top, don’t scold or compare them with other children based on their grades. Every child has a different potential and understanding this is a major key for every parent.
  • Motivation– Motivate and reward your child with every little achievement of theirs. This practice will make them do better and feel good about themselves.

 

It is important to constantly check your child’s behavior and notice any unusual activity such as nervousness, short temperedness, aggressiveness etc. and try to correct it with patience and love. Stress if not regulated at an early stage can prove to be a very major factor in a disturbed adult life, so with care and kindness, try to de-stress yourself and your child.

Author name: Suhani Jain

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