Signs your child is under stress

We are doing a show today about how kids cope when a parent loses a job and stays unemployed.

Psychologist David Paltin says that worries about money affect children in the short and long term.

Here are some signs that your kid is feeling stress:

Irritability and negative statements about life

Generally anxious questions about the future, about the safety of the family

Increased fighting and arguing with siblings and adults

Frequent physical complaints/calls from the school health office

Greater demands for parent attention/clinging and worries about separation

Spontaneous offers to help the family with finances

The appearance of tics, nervous habits, or nervous behaviors

Do you know a child who seems stressed by the economic downturn? Did you have a parent go through a period of long-term unemployment?

–Stephanie Curtis, social media host