Children do not think, act, or manage stress like adults. Kids do not talk through their problems. Children play out and through their conflicts and problems; the younger the child, the smaller the stressors that can be upsetting. Change can be upsetting, even a surprise birthday party.
Clingy behaviors at times of transitions, melt-downs, sleeping problems or nightmares, refusal to go to school, acting younger than their age, bedwetting, stomach aches and head aches, all can be signals that your child may be experiencing too much stress.
Help your child to play without worry and stress.
A stress-free child will be a happy and creative adult.