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?
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…
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