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In How does stress affect your teenage grandchildren? we looked at some interesting statistics about how teenagers are becoming more and more stressed.

Just like their parents, they are suffering from things such as financial issues, school work, peer pressure, and performance anxiety.

In this post, we are going to continue to look at ways you can help your grandchildren stay focused on the positive things in their lives.

This will help reduce their stress and help them live a happier lifestyle.

Keeping a journal of reflection

How can you help our grandchildren cope with stress?
How can you help our grandchildren cope with stress?

Writing down your thoughts and problems is a great way to let them go. Journaling is a powerful tool that helps clear the mind of worries and concerns.

The best part of a reflective journal is your grandchildren can write anything they like because what they write is personal and for their eyes only.

Eating and exercising well

Make sure your grandchildren know how to eat fresh, healthy fruits and veggies. Help them get outdoors and get lots of exercise. It might be best if this happened away from a sporting club if they are having difficulties competing with others.

Drinking plenty of water is another sure-fired way to keep their minds focused on the positive.

How can you help our grandchildren cope with stress?
Grandchildren coping with stress

Be a great mentor and role model

Being a mentor and a great role model means doing all the things you want your grandchildren to do. They are looking for a mentor and a guide, and what a great honor it is for you to take on that role.

Don’t tell them what to do, do it yourself and share your experiences with your grandchildren.

Go for walks, eat well, keep a journal and talk openly about all the good things that have happened in your day.

Happy, well-centered people have an attitude which your grandchildren are going to take notice of, and want to follow.

You can help them de-stress and live happier lives by following these easy steps.

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