Children experience stress too. How do we help them cope?

Stress manifests differently for every child and therefore it’s important for parents to know their child in order to recognise any change in behaviour. Photo: Freepik

Similar to adults, children often feel stressed for many reasons – school, homework, peer pressure, sibling rivalry – but their feelings are often dismissed and they aren’t given the support for them to deal with it, says Childline Foundation and Toy Libraries director Datin PH Wong.

“Asian, including Malaysian, adults seldom take note that children also have feelings. And parents often dismiss their children’s feelings without realising that these young ones can feel stressed too.

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