Helping Kids Navigate Academic Stress
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- Encourage your child to ask for help when they need it, but don’t let them think they’re a burden for doing so. A simple “I know it’s hard and I’m glad that you’re trying your best,” can go a long way.
- Help them get excited about extracurriculars, but don’t overdo it. Extracurriculars are a great opportunity to find a passion or hobby and get some extra education in the process, but overcommitting can lead to extra stress and negative mental health impacts.
- If your son or daughter is struggling, offer to get them the help they need and don’t dwell on difficulties. A bad grade can bring embarrassment on its own and no child wants to feel extra pressure at home because of it.
- If you see your child is stressed, teach them how to cope using healthy habits. A huge part of easing stress is learning how to balance mindfulness with physical health.
- Allow your kids to take a break. Whether it be an afternoon outside or a morning to sleep in, having the ability to rest and recharge will help to ease stress.