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Dealing With Stress

Did you know May is Mental Health Awareness Month? But what exactly is mental health? Well, it's how you think, feel and act when faced with a problem. If you don't respond well to it, then you could get stressed out, so Kidzworld is here to help you out!

Stress - What Is Stress?

Stress is that feeling you get when you're really worried about something. We're not talking about a wave of worry that lasts for a few minutes. This is the kind of worry that bugs you for hours, or even days, and builds up to the point where your head hurts. It makes you feel frustrated, scared, cranky or angry. You may lose your appetite and have insomnia - or you might eat and sleep much more than usual. Stressing out so much will eventually make you sick with headaches or stomachaches, and lead to serious problems like depression and heart disease. But not all stress is bad for you. The good kind keeps your body and mind alert and can even boost performance levels, like when you're presenting a science project to your class or sprinting to the finish line.

Stress - What Causes Stress?

You know when your dad is sweatin' over the bills, or your mom's in a bad mood cuz her car broke down on the way home? They're stressed out! But adults aren't the only ones who feel stress. There are lots of things in your life that can stress you out - being loaded down with homework, taking a test that you didn't study for, hearing your parents argue, facing a bully in school or walking up to the guy/girl of your dreams to ask them out - yes, even the butterflies in your stomach are stress!

Stress - Ways to De-Stress

If you're seriously stressin', check out these quick and easy ways to unwind and de-stress!

  • Get involved in sports and extra-curricular activities to keep you relaxed and physically fit.
  • Try to get at least eight hours of sleep every night.
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet that includes all the food groups.
  • Talk it out with your close friends, family members or teachers. It'll make you feel better, and they may be able to give you advice and help you solve your problem.
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"aftershock" wrote: "NicolletteA" wrote: no. and you sound like the marketing people that stop me at the mall.  :/ lol, I'm not, i just kno someone whos making a new app and wanted to see if any1 would use it.   BTW what do u say to the marketing people at the mall? No. I don't like those people at the mall. Sometimes, they ask my family and I (usually directed at my mom and sister, but sometimes at me, too. Even though I'm under 13. Not for long though.) if they want their hair done. And sometimes I'm so tempted to say, "No thank you. I did my hair today. Do you think I want it done?" But of course I never do. It's kinda disrespectful. So we just usually say No thank you. My mom, sister, and I now have a solution for that (my idea when I was maybe ages 9-11) Don't make eye contact with them and pretend that they aren't there.
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BookWorm86
This is GREAT advice! Thx a lot StephRox!:) I have a younger brother & he can be EXASPERATING at times lol! Great advice!!:D
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Arenl
Arenl posted in Family Issues:
My little brother is annoying as ever, but I have to handle him. He is my brother after all.
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Arenl
Arenl posted in Family Issues:
@Sophieeee I definitely agree with you.
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Sophieeee
 Loosing a parent is hard, your dad knows that and I'm sure that he misses your mom just as much as you do. Whether you explain to him how you are feeling or not, you should know that your Dad will always love you and admitting to him how you feel isn't going to change that. Although it is completely understandable how you feel, you need to let your dad move one eventually. It's not fair to him if he has to spend the rest of his life alone. Even though you might not see it, its a good thin that your dad is finally feeling comfortable enough to date. It doesn't mean that he is letting go of your mom or that he will forget about her, it means that he is moving on with his life. You lost your mother and he lost the love of his life. Dating other people will probably start off being just as hard for him as it is for you. My advice is that you talk to your dad. Let him know how you feel in the most gentle and understanding way that you can. Don't flat out say that you don't want him dating anyone, tell him that you still miss your mom and its hard to see him with other people. Let me know how it goes, good luck. :)
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