Is stress affecting your child’s health?

By John Lough

Special to The PREVIEW

We like to imagine that the lives of our children are relatively stress free. Oh, sure, things like that upcoming math test or who to take to the prom may cause them stress, but it’s not the same kind of stress we face at work or over financial issues … or is it?

Actually, stress affects each of us, regardless of age. Stress is a combination of two things. The first is the “stressor,” the situation that triggers the physical and emotional reactions we feel. For adults, it can be anything from serious financial issues to something as temporary as this morning’s traffic jam.

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