Stressed Out Parenting

“Stress is commonly defined as the failure to respond adequately to mental, emotional, or physical demands, whether real or imagined.  Stress can be environmental, internal, or physical.

Stress often manifests as headaches, rapid heart rate, stomachaches, back or neck pain, sleep loss or excessive sleep, depressed mood, excessive irritability, excessive worrying, eating issues (too much or too little), social isolation, and sometimes increased alcohol consumption and/or drug use.

You’ve probably heard all of this before.  You’ve likely experienced some of these symptoms during difficult times.

But did you know that your stress can and does affect your children?…”

Stop by Mommy Moment to finish reading this article and find out more about how stress affects our children.

 

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About Katie

Katie Hurley is a Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychotherapist and Parenting Expert in Los Angeles, CA. She works in private practice in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, writes for PBS Parents, Washington Post Parents, and the Huffington Post. She is the author of “The Happy Kid Handbook: How to Raise Joyful Children in a Stressful World” (Tarcher/Penguin, 2015) and the forthcoming “No More Mean Girls: The Secret to Raising Strong, Confident, and Compassionate Girls” (Penguin Random House, 2018)