Stressed parent = stressed children
Did you know that if you push yourself too hard at work, you could affect your child’s overall performance in school? Well, we don’t really need to conduct an extensive research just to be able to prove this to be true. To be able to come up with this conclusion, all we need is common sense . But a group of researchers have gone to such extent just to show the public that stress affects not just the parents but the kids as well.
Daily Mail reports that researchers from Finland have conducted a study of parents and their kids. They discovered that mothers and fathers who are stressed at work pass on their negative feelings to their kids causing them to do poorly in school.
These researchers say that feelings of discouragement or disappointment that parents may feel at work greatly affect their kids. Nowadays we see a lot of children who are burn-out, and they are usually troubled, insecure and disinterested in school. Experts say that financial concerns are usually the source of stress among parents. Recession has greatly affected the well-being of families, especially the kids.
How do you think can families effectively handle stress and burn-out? Difficulties are a given during these hard times, but how can parents deal with all their concerns so they don’t end up stressed out?