ERIC Number: ED442908
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Family Time: Time Management and Stress Reduction.
Franklin, Diane, Ed.; Bankston, Karen, Ed.
Whether people really have more or less free time than they did 20 years ago, it is undeniable that many families feel harried. There are many benefits to organized activities for children and adolescents, but parents must be careful not to overload a child's schedule. Every family is different, and it is up to the parents to decide what is possible and acceptable for the child. This booklet outlines signs of stress that may be affecting a child or family adversely. Suggestions are given for setting aside family time, expanding the day, and recognizing what is stressing the family. Keeping a time diary can provide insight into what causes stress. Stress management tips are given. (Contains 17 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Family Environment, Leisure Time, Parent Child Relationship, Recreational Activities, Stress Management, Stress Variables, Time
Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Prevention Resources, 1552 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53705 ($3.99, plus $1.25 postage). Tel: 800-322-1468; Web site: www.wiclearinghouse.com.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Dept. of Health and Family Services, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Prevention Resources.
Note: From "Who's Raising the Family?" one of a series published by Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Prevention Resources.