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Stress and Your Child Cabot AR

Stress affects children differently as they grow. Preschool children often suffer stress because of situations that arise at home or in daycare, abrupt changes in the family structure or alterations to their daily routines. For grade school children, stress can be linked to a desire to please parents, teachers, and coaches. This age group can also be adversely affected by school and their new found social life.

William Wilson
(501) 753-1616
North Little Rock, AR
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Gerontological Counselor, Master Addictions Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Anita Rutledge
(870) 892-7111
Pocahontas, AR
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

R Blair Olson
(870) 230-5395
Arkadelphia, AR
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Chandana Becker, PhD, MTI, RPP, SEP
(479) 442-2026
1835 E. Mission Blvd.
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Divorce,Loss or Grief,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Female
Education
PhD Clinical Psychology University Wyoming 1991, MA Psychology Antioch University West 1978, BA Psychology Boston University 1974, Polarity Therapy Dr Pierre Pannetier 1977-82, RPP/RPE APTA 1990/2003, Somatic Experiencing Dr Peter Levine 1994-98
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Center for Wellbeing

Zach Newcomb, LCSW
(479) 856-2602
4257 Gabel Drive
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,Divorce,Impulse Control Disorders,Life Coaching,Parenting,Relationship Issues
Gender
Male
Education
BSW from the University of ArkansasMSW from the University of New England
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Point Momentum PLLC

Ms. Connie Grubesich
Connie R. Grubesich
(479) 236-5020
4241 Gabel Dr.
Fayetteville, AR
Credentials
Credentials: L.C.S.W.
Licensed in Arkansas
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Ange
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Craig Cox
(501) 783-5353
Fort Smith, AR
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Sandra Ray
(870) 591-6204
Mountain View, AR
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Kristen McGrew
(501) 624-7111
Hot Springs, AR
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
English

Charlotte Cone
(501) 472-2473
Conway, AR
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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Stress and Your Child

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Parent & Child

Stress and Your Child
By Caron B. Goode 
Email kygardner@verizon.net
Mar 28, 2006, 20:47
   

For many people the words childhood and carefree are interchangeable. Lazy summer days, best friends, and Friday night pizza parties are the stuff childhood memories are made of. Unfortunately, so is stress. Stress, the overwhelming feeling of self-doubt in one s ability to cope, has become as much a part of childhood as Little League.

As society in general, and parents in particular, experience greater levels of stress, so do our children. For many adults, stress is commonplace and easily identifiable, but for children it can be foreign and frightening. Feelings of sadness, anger, and hopelessness are not part of a typical child s day. Therefore when stressed, they become confused and require help shifting through these feelings.

Stress Through the Stages

Stress affects children differently as they grow. Preschool children often suffer stress because of situations that arise at home or in daycare, abrupt changes in the family structure or alterations to their daily routines. For grade school children, stress can be linked to a desire to please parents, teachers, and coaches. This age group can also be adversely affected by school and their new found social life. These types of stressors also have an impact on preteens and teens, as does dating and the academic pressure related to college admissions.

As with adults, children have unique reactions to stress depending on their personalities and predispositions. Some children act out while others become withdrawn. Some have nightmares, and some exhibit physical symptoms such as stomach aches. Therefore, the first step any parent must take towards helping their child manage stress, is to identify it.

Elementary Age Children: Children, ages four to eleven, are constantly changing, developing, and trying new behaviors. This makes it somewhat difficult, but not impossible, for parents to pinpoint stress. When children in this age group are experiencing stress they may react by:

- Withdrawing
- Crying Frequently
- Feeling Unloved
- Worrying Persistently
- Losing Trust
- Missing School
- Ignoring Friendships
- Complaining of Headaches
- Complaining of Stomach Aches
- Urinating Frequently
- Not Sleeping
- Not Eating

Preteens and Teens: This group of children, ages eleven through eighteen, is plagued with a variety of growing pains. No longer children, but not quite teens, this group is noted for its rebellious nature, mood swings, and desire for privacy. These characteristics are often confusing to parents and mock stress. Careful attention should be paid to these children because when additional stressors compound the stress associated with puberty, the results can be overwhelming. Adolescents and preteens react to stress with:
- Prolonged anger
- Low self-esteem
- Extreme behavior
- Reb...

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