The every day demands of school, homework, sports and friends can take a toll on children, as do the unexpected changes in a child’s life such as a move, divorce or the deployment of a parent. Parent Connection’s guest columnist for January, Michele Tryon, discusses how to help children navigate stress successfully. Tyron writes, “a parent or caregiver can play a critical part in helping the child successfully cope.”
Parents who want to learn more about how to lessen tension, increase cooperation and support a well-balanced family life are encouraged to attend a free “Family Stress” workshop on Wednesday, Mar. 25 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the CHKD Health and Surgery Center at Princess Anne (2021 Concert Drive, Virginia Beach). Visit http://www.chkd.org/classes to register and to see a calendar of other parent workshops.