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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Words of Wisdom Wednesday: Stress Less

Stress among children is estimated to have increased 45% over the past 30 years. In a recent poll question on Capstone Kids, we asked kids what they do when they feel stressed or upset. The number one answer was listen to music.

1. Listen to music (31%)
2. Watch TV or play a video game (27%)
3. Read a Book (16%)
4. Other - something not listed (16%)
5. Talk to friends (5%)
6. Play a sport or do something active (5%)

I’m surprised to see that talk to friends and play a sport or do something active are so low on the list. How do you see kids handling stress?


Robert Marsh said...

Was "eat" on the list of choices? Surely adults aren't the only ones who turn to comfort food.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

That's kind of sad...When I was a kid if I was upset I would go to the park and swing or push the merry-go-round...