As a parent, it is only natural for us to have stress and to have the means to deal with it. However, unknown to most parents, their child also suffers from stress, too.
If you think that this is somewhat impossible, you’re definitely wrong. As a matter of fact, a child involving himself or herself in a fight can be a stress indicator. If this is the case, it simply means that your child undergoes stress. In order to confirm this one, you must do these things:
- Check your child out for stress signs. If your child tends to do tantrums or keeps getting involved in violent misbehavior such as school fights, it means that he or she becomes frustrated with what he or she actually feels. This can be a result of anxiety, anger, sheer frustration or all of these.
- Respond to your child’s misbehavior. If your child suffers from these things, deal with it accordingly by showing him or her more love and attention. Aside from this, you can also teach your child on how to deal with these in a non-violent way. During these times, more understanding from you is much needed.
- Once you know the cause of your child’s stress, find ways to reduce or remove it. Unknown to most parents, a new neighborhood or school as a result of work transfer can definitely stress out your child. If this is the case, you must explain to your child the reason for transfer and make sure that he or she enjoys the new environment as much as possible. Also watch out for bullying cases in your child’s school.