2010 • Volume 15 • Number 2
Stressed-Out in the Middle Grades
In This Issue: Dealing with the pressures of growing up, fitting in, making the grade, and so many other worries can be overwhelming for young adolescents. Parents and guardians who appreciate the stress factors in their children’s lives can do a lot to relieve the pressure and prevent self-destructive behaviors.
Making time to just listen without judgment and spending time together as a family playing a game, going for a walk, or reading together are just a few healthy ways you can help your child cope with stress.
When it comes to discipline, presenting a united front is particularly important with young adolescents. Learn how to plan ahead for problems and involve your young adolescent in deciding consequences. Working as a team helps keep kids on the right track.
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