We often associate stress with adulthood, but our youth face plenty of challenges and changes in their young lives.
In fact, the American Psychological Association reports 42% of youth experience stress, but feel they don’t have the tools to manage it effectively. In small amounts, stress can be good. Butterflies before a soccer game, for example, can help your child feel more focused and ready to play. But, excessive stress can affect the way a child thinks, acts, and feels.
If you can relate, check out my blog post for the Phoenix Mom’s Collective, where I share how parents can help their children manage these moments by teaching and implementing the “4 D’s.”