GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) Stress is impacting the lives of our children. Rebecca Busman, M.A. at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services says kids are stressed by a number of things including busy schedules, stress at school, and preparing for college. Stress can come from a number of sources including peers, social norms, parents, and more.
Busman says social media plays a role because it’s time consuming and can get in the way of school work and face-to-face socializing.
She says the best way to manage stress in family life is by teaching children healthy coping styles, helping them manage their schedules, and encourage a healthy lifestyle that includes good nutrition, exercise, and plenty of sleep.