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As parents, you may have questioned why your child may sometimes exhibit new or different behaviors. It may be due to stress. Children can be affected adversely by what may seem to adults like “little” things such as holidays, a new home or car, a new sibling, a new daily routine, a new caregiver or a change in the family structure. If you think you child may be stressed, observe them carefully for these signs* which may appear for a short time and then go away or may last awhile:
How can we help our children cope with stress?
Most importantly, express your unconditional love to your children, paying close, respectful attention to what they tell or show you they need from you.
*Note: If a child shows excessive signs of stress for long periods, it is in the best interest of the child to seek professional advice and support
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Meet Ms. Liz, a State Universal Pre-K teacher and Lead Pre-K teacher at Childtime in Williamsville, NY. She has been at Childtime for seven years and has a master’s degree in birth-sixth grade and elementary education. Read on to learn more about this amazing member of our team! Why did you decide on a […]