Monday, June 13, 2016

Help me avoid this STRESS!!!

Stress is a part of all of our daily lives, however, what usually makes us or breaks us is how we deal with our stress. We may not realize it but sometimes the stress that we deal with daily can be transfered over to our children. 

I was watching the news one day and the reporters were doing a story called "Is anybody listening?" It was about a group of children in a California school, who were feeling stressed because they saw what their parents were going through in tough economic times. Their teacher brought a camcorder to class and let them sit down and talk about what they were going through in their lives. Many of the children broke down and cried explaining how it bothered them to see their parents struggle to make ends meet or pay their mortgages. Many of the parents didn't know that their children felt this way because they had never talked to their children about the things happening at the current time. 
One thing that we must always keep in mind as parents is that our children are watching and listening even when we think that they are not. This is why you should always try to promote some kind of conversation, just so that we can kind of get a feel of what's on our childrens minds.