Children and Stress

20 09 2014

76751016Illness, death of a loved one, school bullies, parental job loss, or divorce, these are just a few life stressors that can bring uncertainty,anxiety and stress into a child’s life.

As much as we want to shield our children from hurt and harm, life happens. As we seek to handle these tough times, here are a few suggestions:

 

  • Take time to reassure your children of your constant love for them and of God’s promise to never leave us. Be attentive, accepting, affirming, and reliable.
  • As much as possible, maintain the same schedules and rules during crises because structure and boundaries help children feel safe. When changes occur, let children know what to expect.
  • Encourage your kids to talk openly about their feelings and fears. Most importantly, pray that God will help you all grow closer to him, no matter what obstacles you face.

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“ For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future,j nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”    

Romans 8:38-39 

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