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Rough Day: How Children Learn about Stress

Let’s face it, stress is a part of life. And modern life seems to present us with more of it than ever. Adults struggle to balance work and family life. Adolescents are stressed about school, relationships, and their future. When our well-being is in some way threatened, our bodies react with what is called a stress response–we feel anxious or tense!


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