Stress... Do children feel it too?

What can I do as a parent?

Here are some suggestions that could help you better manage stress1,3.

  • Take care of your environment: colour, lighting and noise are all factors that can influence your mood. Arrange the rooms in the house so that they feel soothing. Add plants, odours…
  • Do not stress on things on which you have no control over 
  • Try to solve conflicts
  • Try visualisation exercises to help you face stressful situations 
  • Ask for help! It is not as sign of weakness, but rather a sign of courage
  • Set realistic goals; you do not always have to be supermom
  • Do physical activity, go outdoors, do breathing exercises
  • Eat well, drink water and sleep
  • Take time for yourself, allow yourself a few minutes to do something you love every day 
  • Learn to set your limits and respect them
  • Identify your priorities and put them in order

Taking care of your health also means finding a healthy way to manage stress. Take care of yourself…

  1. Figaro Magazine, octobre 1999
  3. Canadian paediatric society
Joëlle Malenfant

Dr. Joëlle Malenfant is a chiropractionner in Quebec City. She has a postgraduate doctorate in chiropractic care for pregnant women and children. She accompanies women in labour and is a volunteer at Entraide Naturo-Lait, an organization supporting breastfeeding. Joëlle is also the proud mother of a 4- year-old boy, Christophe. Clinique chiropratique Maguire 1452, rue Maguire, bureau 100 Québec, Québec G1T 1Z4 Tél : 418.684.0004418.684.0004 Call Send SMS Add to Skype You'll need Skype CreditFree via Skype

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