As parents, you appreciate the challenges presented by raising a child in today’s society. Keeping our kids safe, secure and supported can bring a great deal of stress into our lives, but what happens when our children are the ones who are stressed?
Excessive stress in children can actually be very common, especially with the high expectations and busy schedules often set for them. Not only is too much stress a health hazard to children, but it also is one factor that keeps many kids reliant on cigarettes. We have learned that some kids are using cigarettes as a way to relieve stress in their lives.
It is our job as parents to communicate with our kids to find out if they are experiencing excessive levels of stress in their lives, and to do what we can to prevent such stress from leading to negative behaviors.
My new e-book (more like “e-booklet” so it won’t take you long to read!), Youth Smoking and Stress, provides insight on just how much children and teens are impacted by stress today, and what parents can do to help. I have written this booklet as a tool to guide parents in evaluating the level of stress in their kids’ lives, and to teach them to cope with it in a healthy way. It will help you, as a parent, better understand how stress plays such a major role in a child’s decision to smoke, and what preventive measures can be taken to protect your children and young teens.
The Youth Smoking and Stress e-book not only reveals the reasons behind high stress levels in kids, but also identifies important signs of stress to look for in your child. By reading this, you will learn healthy ways in which your child can deal with stress and a good approach to take when talking to your child about choosing not to smoke.
By taking the time to read this booklet, you are demonstrating your commitment to helping your child live a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle. I hope that you will take a few minutes to do so. I think it will give you some good ideas about how you can reduce stress in your child’s life and lead them down a path toward healthy decisions.
Visit the “Real Parents. Real Answers.” homepage and follow the link to the Youth Smoking and Stress online booklet to get started!