Stress in Early Childhood

November 2004
Scholastic Parent & Child;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p80
The article presents information on the results of stress in early children. Ideally, childhood is a time of wonder, growth, and learning-trips to the park, playtime, and cozy bedtime stories. But complicated family dynamics, early academic pressure, world violence and the breakneck pace of daily life can add up to stress for families, and young children are not immune. If an older child reverts to baby talk when her mother is nursing a new sibling, the parent and child should sit down and talk about the child's feelings together. Surprisingly, it can also stress a child to just sit in front of the television for hours, with no parental involvement, so be sure to set limits on television viewing, and set aside time to spend quietly relaxing with the child.


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