Psychiatric Help 5 cents

I love when my kids come to me and tell me they’re feeling stressed.

Let me clarify; I don’t love that they are feeling stressed; I love that they are aware they are feeling stressed and know they can ask for help in managing it.

I get statements like, “I’m feeling stressed right now,” “I’m feeling overwhelmed,” and “I have a bad feeling right now, but I don’t really know why.”

Then I get to say, “ok, let’s figure this out.”

They are fairly knowledgeable about the techniques that help manage stress and overwhelm at this point. They don’t always need me, but they still like the cooperation and support.