Our latest article for the PBS Parents website is all about the best ways to help stressed-out kids learn to relax.
It starts like this (but we bet you can’t even imagine how it ends!):
As much as we’d like to believe our kids’ lives should be full of nothing but giggles, rainbows and carefree tickle fights with talking, animated forest creatures, that isn’t how childhood actually works.
In real life, kids stress out just like we do. And there are a variety of factors that can get them frazzled – things like schoolwork, conflicts with friends, and difficulty dealing with big emotions.
So what do you do when your kids are so under it and exasperated that they just can’t even? There are lots of ways you can try to help them…and the ones that work best might just surprise you!