As adults, we all know it is important not to let stress consume us, and the same should be said for our kids.

 

Yes, they might not have a stressful job, but an over-loaded schedule, struggling with certain subjects or even starting a new school means many children are left feeling overwhelmed.

 

To help your child de-stress or even handle stressful situations better, take a note of these top four tips:

 

1. Make time for play 

While all kids like to play, it is important the play doesn't turn into a competition - something older kids may struggle with. 

 

2. Know the importance of a good night's sleep 

Sleep helps to boost self-confidence and improves concentration, both of which play equal roles in ensuring your child is relaxed and better able to handle certain situations. 

 

3.Show them how to handle stress properly 

Your child learns how to handle situations from you, so it is important you show them how to deal with stress; exercise, breathing techniques or even drawing can help to relieve your child's stress levels.

 

4. Encourage them to be open with you 

An open, honest relationship will ensure they always know they have someone to talk to - the first step in dealing with stress. 

 

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