Stress is not limited to parents only. Children are vulnerable to stress. 13 out of 100 children experience some kind of anxiety disorder and many more are just stressed out! Living a balanced life and reducing stress in kids is a challenge for most families.
Especially small children with under-developed communication skills may display stress very differently than an adult does. Often kids' stress is internalized and most noticeable in physical symptoms such as frequent flu-like symptoms including headache, stomachache, and even nausea.
Children under stress may regress to behaviors like bed wetting, clinginess, and frequent crying. Behavioral symptoms may be extreme at both ends of a behavior spectrum.
If stress is too intense or long-lasting, it can sometimes take a toll on children. Clusters of stressful events seem to predispose children to illness.
About Sparsh Foundation:
Sparsh for Children, a multidisciplinary therapy Center, located at Delhi and founded in 2005 started this platform with an aim of showing a way and touching the heart of millions of intellectually challenged children. With an aim to integrate the differently abled children and their families into the societies effectively, Sparsh for Children endeavors to excel in building and educating capacity to the special needs of the kids by improving the quality life of the children who are facing Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD), Learning Difficulty (Dyslexia), Attention Difficulties, Speech & Language Difficulties, Intellectual Disability and Social & Emotional Difficulties.
Director's Profile: Surabhi Verma is the Director of Sparsh for Children and works with children having special needs. She has been working with children with different abilities since 2002. She has a wide range of experience working with children with neurological disorders like Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Difficulty, Intellectual Disability, Down's Syndrome, Slow Learners, Attention Deficit Disorder over the past 6 years. She specifically specialises in children between the age of 2-15 years.