As the whole family makes the transition into back-to-school mode, there are a variety of stressors that plague both kids and parents alike - from difficult homework to a stricter bedtime. As parents there are a number of things we can do to help the family stay calm under these new pressures.
As the new school year commences, here are a few helpful tips to help the family limit back-to-school stress:
Have you lost the ability to switch off and recharge? Here are 3 easy ways:
Ask any health professional to share their best advice for a long, healthy life, and you can bet they'll tell you to eat well, exercise regularly, get enough sleep and stress less. Being constantly or frequently stressed has been linked to a variety of health problems, including heart disease, stroke, obesity, asthma, diabetes and depression.
If you often find yourself anxious, tense and overwhelmed, it could be taking its toll on your health – and your body will let you know.
Here's what to look out for…