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A 45-year-old member asked:

My son and daughter always complain how they are stressed about school and homework. what snacks can i give them to help with that?

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Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
See a therapist: When kids are expressing that they are really stressed, it's a good time to see a therapist and find out what type of help they need. Also, see your pediatrician to make sure there are no medical problems. Healthy snacks are always a good idea, but if the stress is affecting their school work and home life, they may need some counseling help.
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Food substitute? : If your kids are hungry, you can certainly give them snacks like apple slices with almond butter, raw veggies & hummus, other fruits, maybe popcorn, etc. But maybe they're not as hungry for food, as they are for something else? Why are they so stressed about school & homework? Are they feeling under the gun to get perfect grades? If so, why? Do they need "talk time" and support from you?
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Last updated Jun 27, 2013

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