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ERIC Number: ED472158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
El estres y los ninos pequenos (Stress and Young Children). ERIC Digest.
Jewett, Jan; Peterson, Karen
Traditionally, stress has been defined in terms of its source (internal, such as hunger, pain, sensitivity to noise and external, such as separation from family, change in family composition, exposure to conflict or violence). Although the research literature tends to focus on the impact of single-variable stressors on children's development, in real-life situations, children experience stress from multiple sources. This Spanish-language Digest discusses how children experience and adapt to stress, and offers suggestions to teachers and parents on preventing and reducing children's stress. The Digest addresses the following questions: (1) "How vulnerable are young children to stress?" (2) "How do children experience stress?" (3) "How does stress manifest itself in children?" and (4) "How do children adapt to stress?" The Digest concludes with suggestions for parents and teachers such as providing supportive environments where children can play out or use art materials to express their concerns; help children recognize, name, accept, and express their feelings appropriately; teach children relaxation techniques; and practice positive self-talk skills. (Contains 17 references.) (HTH)
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: Spanish
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For English version, see PS 030 912.