• Resources from the Parent Eduction Seminar on April 30 - Stress Management and Calming Strategies 

    Young people, like adults, experience a great deal of stress. Please come join the conversation as we talk about childhood stress, ways to recognize signs of stress, and its impact on development.  We will review basic calming strategies and how you as a parent can help your child develop healthy ways to manage stress and solve everyday problems.  This event will take place at a crucial time as students are preparing for their annual CAASPP testing.

    Video: How Stress Affects your Brain 

    "Chronic Stress like being overworked or having arguments at home can affect brain size, its structure and how it functions, right down to the level of your genes. "
    Video: Brain and the Amygdala - "Flipping Your Lid"
     "The more you understand how your brain works and how thoughts and emotions interact, the more control you can have over your thoughts and emotions."  
    Video: How to Make Stress your Friend

    “The harmful effects of stress on your health are not inevitable. How you think and how you act can transform your experience of stress. When you chose to view your stress response as helpful you create the biology of courage. And when you chose to connect with others under stress, you can create resilience.” 

    >>Stress is a natural and normal part of life.  In some instances stress can be very beneficial to supporting success as it preps your body to meet the challenge.  We shouldn't aim to avoid all demands that can create positive stress, rather, we can practice and teach healthy coping skills to overcome the stress.