Top 10 Sources of Stress for Kids

by Diana Bohmer

The Top Ten Sources of Stress for Kids might surprise you.

In addition to minor aggravations like running late or having a bad hair day, kids (like the rest of us) have to cope with major life events. These events don't have to be negative to be stressful. Remember: the key component to stress is change.

  1. Parent having problems.

  2. Fight with a friend or a sibling.

  3. Taking a test.

  4. Wondering if someone thinks you're attractive (teens especially).

  5. Not having enough privacy.

  6. Birth of a brother or sister.

  7. Moving to a new school.

  8. Re/marriage of a parent.

  9. Not having enough money.

  10. A teacher who doesn't like you.

Source: Mind/Body Medical Institute

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