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Stress in a Childs Life When we get nervous or upset our bodies react to our feelings by doing various things Sometimes people get headaches when they feel upset Other people might get knots or butterflies in their stomach Sometimes you get a lump in your throat or wobbly knees Those body signs or body clues are telling you that you are nervous or upset This passage written by 10 year old Lisa Hild puts into words some of the things that can happen if you have stress in your life Saunders and Remsberg 1984 When Lisa said those words she may not have known she was talking about stress or that she was describing side effects of stressbut she was Stress is a major part of all of our lives including childrens lives Although we may not think of children as being stressed they can be and it is something that all parents need be able to identify and deal with Children may feel stress over different events or situations than adults therefore it is very important to understand what stress is the signs of stress in children and ways to help children cope with stress Hans Seyle 1982 the pioneer of stress research defines stress as a stimulus event of sufficient severity to produce disequilibrium in the homeostatic physiological systems Stress is any extra demand made on the body It is a hormonal surge that enables us to flee or fight In fact depending on the perceived danger or stress our automatic nervous system release hormones causing chemical changes in our bodies Saunders and Remsberg For example when we are overcome with stress our heart beats faster breathing speeds up and more blood flows to our brains You get the same reaction whether the stress is positive or negative Hans Selye calls this response the General Adaptation Syndrome Indeed if we dont learn to deal with stress it can develop into
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