Parenting Points; Hurrying, Stress, Children & Teens

Hurried children will become highly stressed teenagers, and highly stressed teenagers may become emotionally troubled adults.

The hurriedness comes from not having enough time to do all that needs to be done. Their days are filled with; academic responsibilities, sports, music, karate, dance, tutoring, etc. In addition media temptations and the need for social interaction through electronic devices pull for time from children and teens. //

Over-stimulation causes high adrenaline and cortisol levels in our youth. If you check recent Associated Press releases, one reports that the fastest growing group needing antidepressants are children under twelve. Teenage depression is very high as is adolescent rage. Adrenal Fatigue is a syndrome affecting nearly 80% of Americans at some time in their life;

The high stimulation of adrenaline associated with everything from entertainment to achievements is putting children under too much pressure and stress. The ability to learn, relax and enjoy true pleasure, and lead a tranquil life are all affected by prolonged stress. Parenting Points include;

1)    Be informed regarding how stress impacts your children.

2)    Review your attitudes and lifestyle that might contribute to pressure on children. You are the primary role-model and influence.

3)    Adjust the amount of voluntary, extra-curricular activity in light of your priorities. Eliminate excessive scheduling of your child.

4)    Consider what activities help nurture WHO your child is, rather than only what he or she DOES. Value being more than doing.
Consult a professional if Child Counseling interests you.

Seek help for childhood or teen stress;