10 Ways to Teach Your Child How to Manage Stress

 9. Set priorities
There are times when the whole world seems like a to-do list. Take out the garbage. Finish that homework. Study for the test. Read the book for a report. Practice that musical instrument. Run so you are conditioned for the game. Do some volunteer work. Shop for shoes for the dance.

Learn to decide what is most important, and focus on that first. Arrange your to-do list in order of importance. Sometimes it's best to put off till tomorrow so you can manage today.

10. Get physical
Exercise revs up your body and makes you feel more hopeful and energized. No matter how much is on your plate, find time to get outside and walk, run, bike ride, skate, swim, play tennis or partake in whatever physical activity delights you.

 QUIZ: Can Your Child Handle Stress?

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