Every person’s life journey includes both positive and negative experiences. This is also quite common. It is impossible to find someone who has never experienced distress or stress in his or her life. When one member of the family experiences stress, it affects the rest of the family as well. Children are particularly vulnerable. It is sometimes assumed that children are unaware of the problems they face and are unaffected. However, what happens in childhood affects the individual throughout his or her life.
People’s reactions to events are directly proportional to the life they lived as children. Parental behavior, social life, and environmental conditions all have an impact on the child’s future. Childhood experiences can have a positive or negative impact on one’s life. Given the importance of childhood, parents bear a great deal of responsibility in this regard. The baby begins to be affected by the mother’s stress while still in the womb. All kinds of difficulties should be avoided by children. However, it is sometimes impossible not to feel it. Negative consequences should be minimized in such cases.
Death, economic problems, health problems, parental divorce, unemployment, disasters, accidents, moving, physical or mental illness, separation, abuse, violence, educational problems, new sibling, new spouse, new job, involvement in crime, substance abuse, etc.
When stressors emerge, people begin to experience psychological issues. Irritability, intolerance, lack of care, decreased joy of life, depression, fatigue, apathy, loneliness, weakness, and turning to or starting bad habits are examples of these issues. If the parents undergo these changes, the children are immediately impacted. This effect can cause a short or long-term reaction.
Reactions of Children to Family Stress:
Irritation, failure, insomnia, loss of appetite, opposition, fighting, irritability, nail biting, disagreement with friends, loneliness, insecurity, bad habits, hyperactivity or vice versa, inactivity, extreme calmness, silence, outbursts of anger, crying fits
Situations that children encounter as a result of family stress can have far-reaching consequences in the future. There may be bedwetting, tic formations, behavioral changes, anxiety disorders, stuttering, depression, and speech disorders.
What Can Be Done to Help Children Suffering from Family Stress?
Keep your children out of trouble.
Obtaining psychiatric assistance.
Communicate with your instructor.
Show the child affection.
Speaking with the child
I’m getting into social media.
Paying attention to your social circle.
Keeping bad habits at bay.
More time should be spent with the child.