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How can I help my child deal with my stress?
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Dr. Aileen Sedman
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In brief: Depends on age
Very young children feel your stress when you become angry or are unable to carry out normal activities--ie their meals, structured sleep, play etc.
So despite your stress keep their day as normal as possible, if you feel angry or abusive, get help, separate yourself for a short time. Older children, be honest with them, try to give them some task to help you, and praise them when they do.

In brief: Depends on age
Very young children feel your stress when you become angry or are unable to carry out normal activities--ie their meals, structured sleep, play etc.
So despite your stress keep their day as normal as possible, if you feel angry or abusive, get help, separate yourself for a short time. Older children, be honest with them, try to give them some task to help you, and praise them when they do.
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