Magazine article Parenting for High Potential

STRESSED OUT? Mindfulness Works

Magazine article Parenting for High Potential

STRESSED OUT? Mindfulness Works

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What's it like growing up in today's world? For someone like you, it might mean a busy day filled with a long commute to school, six or seven hours of classroom instruction, a few hours of after school activities, then homework and recreation. Electronic devices are ever present. Sprinkle in taking time out to eat and sleep and it seems as if there aren't enough hours in the day.

Perhaps in your world, adding to the crush of time are: the expectations of self and others to perform well; challenges with relationships; issues of discrimination, poverty, or immigration; chronic health concerns; or feeling the weight of the world's ills and feeling unable to make changes. It can be overwhelming. People who feel overwhelmed by stressors may sometimes be unable to manage these intensities in a healthy way and might do and think things that are harmful to themselves and others. …

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