Kid’s stress, anxiety, suicide, delinquency and depression may be the result of slow simmer which is often difficult to identify before it erupts. The slow simmer results from the thousands of stressors and small traumas that accumulate daily.
The stressors in a child’s life include TV news, too much homework, a school day that’s too long, red check marks and unhappy faces on their work.
Also, negative discipline, wrong school placement, inadequate support services, bullying, poor fit with teachers and a curriculum that is too fast-paced and demanding increase the misery index.
Stress builds to frustration which erupts into anger. Once the anger erupts, the course is difficult to change.
Keep an eye on your kids. Don’t dismiss the “thousand cuts” or soon, you’ll have a hemorrhage. Explore their stress to find the reasons for it and do something.
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