Recognize signs of stress in children

Stressed child with books

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) School and the holidays can be a stressful time for families. The experts at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services say when one family member gets stressed, it can spread to other family members. Parents can take action by looking for signs of stress in children as early as late elementary school.

Warning Signs of Stress in Children

  • Physical symptoms (stomachaches, headaches)
  • Irritability
  • Frequent arguments
  • Anything that’s not typical for your child’s personality

If Kids Are Stressed

  • Schedule down time
  • Model appropriate behavior
  • Give kids some space

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