Saturday, June 12, 2010

Stressed Adults, Stressed Kids


"A mentally or emotionally disruptive or upsetting condition occurring in response to adverse external influences and capable of affecting physical health, usually characterized by increased heart rate, a rise in blood pressure, muscular tension, irritability, and depression."

The HOLMES AND RAHE STRESS SCALE was designed in 1967 and is considered an effective indicator of how the build-up of stressful events in our lives (even joyous milestones like births, graduations, and weddings) can leave us prone to illness.

Click here to do your evaluation.  What I love about this particular site is that there is also an evaluation for those who are under 18, which parents and childcare professionals, teachers, and counselors will find very enlightening.

And if you find that the self-evaluation confirms that you are indeed just a tad stressed, click here for some helpful resources.  And some helpful parenting strategies are available, too.


"Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls"
- Jeremiah 6:16.

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