HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD MANAGE STRESS DURING THE HOLIDAYS
A survey by the American Psychological Association found that younger Americans report the highest level of stress among all age groups. In addition to peer, academic, social and family pressures, the holiday season can bring seasonal stressors.
Good self-care can help combat stress and prevent it from becoming a more serious problem.
DOING THESE THINGS COULD HELP:
Get active. Exercise is a great way to reduce stress.
Rest. Teens need between eight to 10 hours of sleep a night but rarely get it.
Eat well. A healthy diet can help regulate your mood.
Meditation. Breathing techniques and yoga are great stress relievers.
Giving back. Helps your child gain perspective and foster gratitude.
Slow Down. Take time to slow down and enjoy the season.
Remember though – Stress isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, it can motivate us to work harder and be more efficient. If all else fails…
Something to think about…
Other upcoming events:
- November 22,23 K-12 Early Dismissal
- November 24 Act 80 No School
- November 25-29 Thanksgiving Break No School: teachers/students