Even very young children experience stress, and it is important for parents to recognize and help children learn to deal effectively with it. When we help children take control of their stress, they begin to build coping skills that will last a lifetime.

It starts with basics: helping children feel connected, providing a stable and happy home environment, modeling effective stress management, and comforting children when they are overloaded with stress.
For more information about the impact of stress on children, and simple tools and strategies you can use to help children handle stress effectively, please check out our online and print resources.

Please visit the Parenting for Life portion of this site for information on what parenting-related programs and publications The Psychology Foundation of Canada offers or contact us at [email protected]psychologyfoundation.org.
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