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Tips for controlling Stress

by Heather Chauvin

Remember those years of pimple popin’, awkward “moments”, wanting separation from your parents or your first day of school, when you wore your bright pink shorts and brand new lime green Yogi Bear back-pack (oh wait, that was me). You were so nervous and your parents weren’t there to watch over your every move. Awwww, its all coming back to me now. I remember it like it was yesterday.

The one thing I don’t miss is the STRESS of getting good grades, maintaing a social status and keeping the rents happy. Although we often attribute the way teens and kids act as normal we often forget to put ourselves in their shoes.

Stress is different for everyone… and if you think your stressed with life, what do you think your kids are feeling?

I read an interesting article by Lori Lite that gave some really great tips on how to deal with teen stress, you can read the full article here.

Stress is something we ALL experience, even babies (giving birth is not only traumatic for the mother, but also the newbie baby who is traveling through a canal that is only 10 centimeters in diameter. Talk about being claustrophobic!).

The trick in dealing with stress effectively, is learning how to cope with it. Not avoiding it.

One study suggests that 10% of all teens suffer from anxiety disorders and all teens reported some type of daily stressor in their lives. Top 5 reported stressors; school work, parents, friend problems, romantic relationships and younger siblings.

This topic always comes up with my coaching clients. Parents and children (especially older children) can learn to control their own life stressors and by doing so they will be able to positivity cope with daily life.

Sh!t Happens, it’s how you deal with it that matters most. Often the “how to” is the hardest part to learn… that’s were I come in :) If your willing to learn, I’m willing to teach you…

Contact Heather today to receive your FREE Stress Buster assessment and she will get you on your way of raising confident kids who have the skills to conquer the world, Click HERE to get this limited time offer.

 

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Heather Chauvin is a mental health and self-esteem advocate who has made it her mission to enhance the lives of women and children through conscious living. Heather has a Bachelor of Social Worker Degree and wide variety of continuing education certification in the mental health and holistic sector. Heather also carries a decade of experience working with many diverse populations locally and abroad. Heather leads dynamic training programs that teach both adults and children to succeed in life and accomplish anything they put their minds to. Her unique life experience and professional trainings gives Heather a one-of-a kind approach to personal growth and development.

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Yena February 17, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Stress basically cannot be avoided. No one is perfect. But it can be overcome “whenever” it comes across us in our daily activity. The thing is most people indulge and just sulk into the depths of it leading to anxiety and depression. This depression is a must not to be experienced.
Taking into some positive outlook takes a great deal from stress. Socialize, communicate do not isolate, talk to some close friend. Do things that you may enjoy like indulging into games of something. Do some yoga perhaps, it helps (based on my actual routine every week though).
Ask God’s guidance as well.
Just sharing my views,
Happy Day! <3
Yena
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Heather Chauvin April 2, 2012 at 9:57 am

Hey there Yena,
Thank you for for input. Love what you shared, thank you for reading :)

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