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Back to School – Resilience Tips for Kids

We all know how badly we react to nonstop stress, why would we expect our children to be any different? All this pressure isn’t resulting in better performance or higher test scores. In many cases it is leading to anxiety, depression and an overall feeling of sadness. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. There are things you can do with your children to help alleviate this stress response and increase their resilience.

To help your child learn to manage the pressure, here are some things you can do:

Exercise

Research shows that exercise is key to proper brain development and reduces stress. Daily activity is very important.

Diet

A balanced nutritional diet is important when it comes to focus and energy. Make sure your child gets a good breakfast, lunch and a balanced dinner.

Sleep

Enough sleep is very important in the fight against stress and helping to build their resilience. The amount of sleep students get at night has a direct impact on their performance at school during the day. According to classroom teachers, elementary and middle school students who stay up late exhibit more learning and attention problems.

Teach children about positive ways to cope with stress.

The Inner Balance™ app and sensor for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch is a fun and engaging way to build and sustain emotional resilience.

emWave2® or emWave® Pro have games that can teach children how to focus on their heart as they master visual challenges.