Parenting: Kids and Stress - How to keep it down

September 7, 2011 11:02:19 AM PDT
Every family has ups and downs. And every child has good days and bad days. A 2010 survey by the American Psychological Association shows that 1 in 5 children worry a lot. They may be stressing out over a test at school, not doing their chores, having a bad dream, arguing with their friends or siblings...or it could be something much bigger like their parents' divorce, an alcoholic parent, abuse, a death in the family. It helps to have children talk to a therapist about the big problems. Even a school counselor can provide free advice on how to cope, if you can't afford a regular psychologist.