Parenting Your Stressed Child presents a series of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction™ (MBSR) practices designed for parents and children to build healthy stress management skills.
The pressures of parenting in today’s society continue to intensify as more information comes out about what we should and shouldn’t do to raise healthy, well-adjusted, and happy kids. The reality is that both parents and kids are more stressed and the challenge is identifying strategies to use that are proven highly effective to manage and alleviate this stress. So what can you do as a parent to help your stressed child?
Recognize the signs and symptoms of stress in kids
Understand how your stress affects your child’s levels of stress
Model healthy coping to manage the stress in your life
Teach your child how to manage stress in a healthy way
Learn about resources available to support you in helping your child manage stress
What is Mindfulness?
In its simplest form, mindfulness is living in the present moment, on purpose, without judging what you notice. Oftentimes our stress results from thoughts that keep us stuck in the past or push us into a worrisome future. Mindfulness practices help you and your child to spend more time in the present moment where you have space to think and respond to your situation or stress, rather than reacting to it.
Who can benefit from this program?
This program is not just for parents. Teachers and school counselors will find that these skills help kids focus on their schoolwork and stay calm when they feel distressed. Parents can practice modeling these skills and incorporate them into their own lives in order to improve their children’s ability to tolerate stress, both learning and teaching the art of resilience, a character trait that will stay with both parents and children for a lifetime.
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