We need to really teach our young children stress management techniques. Catholics, start with prayer! The rosary and lectio divina for kids are two faith-based examples. Create balance with academic expectations. Do we really think getting the scholarships, getting ahead, and being on top is as important as mental, emotional, and spiritual health? How about ending the myth that people don’t have to work hard for a living. We are not entitled to anything at all in life. These kids, written about here, need help from grade school on to learn balance and realistic expectations– not too low but not too high either. It’s our job to create resilience.
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