What you can do about this.
Well first it is important that you agree with the idea that your child is stressed. If you are reading this and thinking to yourself: ‘Yes, that sounds right. I know that is true - my precious child is stressed’ - then here are 3 important steps to take:
Treat the cause. I have seen truly remarkable transformation happen in children when they begin to feel less stressed. If you choose to control or manage the symptoms but not treat the real cause which is stress, the symptoms will keep returning in one form or another.
Choose a doctor that understands how stress is triggering your child’s problems. If your practitioner does not consider stress to be vitally important, and is not addressing this, then find one that does!
Choose to sit (with your spouse – or on your own) – and ask yourself: How could my child be picking up stress from me? Identify exactly what it is that you can do differently that will reduce your stress, and therefore, your child’s stress. You may want to do this with a professional person. Sometimes seeing our own stress behaviors and finding ways to change this is not easy to do on our own. But whether alone or with a professional, I strongly advise that you choose to do this because your kids are absorbing your stress.