Life for students today is no walk in the park. Nor is it for their parents and teachers. Nothing could be more welcoming than a deep massage in Folsom to soothe both body and mind as a respite from stress or in preparation for upcoming tasks. Aside from massage therapy, there are other ways to cope with various stresses, as highlighted by education professional Donna Spann.
Show of support
Young adults finishing high school or starting college have busy lives full of responsibilities and pressures. As a result, some positive support from parents and peers can be very helpful. A kind gesture or encouraging word will go a long way, so don’t hold back on the words of encouragement and acts of kindness.
Listen before giving advice
As most adults can tell you, youths may not take kindly to suggestions right off the bat, especially from a parent giving advice before taking the time to listen first. Instead, take your cue from them – allow them to state their problems, apprehensions and concerns and let them vent. Try not to interrupt no matter how impatient you feel, and give them non-verbal cues that you are listening. They will be more likely to listen to what you have to say once you let them say their piece.
Offer advice not lectures
Start your conversation off with words of encouragement and support before jumping into the “here’s what you need to do” lecture. Remind them that you’re there to support them and that you believe in them. Cap the conversation with tips on how to be successful.
Watch their health
Make sure they are stocked up on healthy meals and snacks. Don’t let them subsist on junk food. Encourage them to take breaks, and not just short ones. Invite them to the park for a run or take them to a spa in Folsom for massage therapy at The Healing Station to refresh their mind and body.
Anxiety is normal in the daily life of a youth, but keep an eye for signs that it may be getting out of hand. Whether the factors are physical or psychological, stress needs to be addressed with your help and that of a therapist.
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(Source: Stress management tips for students and parents, Tyler Morning Telegraph, 8 December 2014)