It’s no secret that while chronic stress is bad for adults, it can have an extremely deleterious effect on the lives of children. Various studies have found that kids who have a lot of untreated anxiety in their lives can experience serious problems later in life, such as difficulty learning, an inability to respect authority and obesity.
As such, it’s important for parents who live with an excessive level of anxiety to take steps to not pass down their condition to their children. For those in need of some advice, Pop Sugar recently published an informative article on the topic.
To start, the article recommends that parents not ask their kids leading questions. This means adopting a neutral tone when talking to your children about potential areas of concern. Doing so will help them feel less anxious and more open to talking about their problems. Another important suggestion is to talk through difficult situations with your kids.
The unfortunate reality is we cannot protect our children from every potential stressful situation, but we can show them that through rational thinking we can persevere through even the most challenging circumstances. To do this, when facing tense situations with your children, make it a point to demystify them by explaining exactly what’s happening and why.
Read the full article here: http://www.popsugar.com/moms/Ways-Keep-Stress-From-Impacting-Your-Kid-41298687