10 Tips for Managing Childhood Stress

Stress is not all bad. Eustress is positive whereas distress is negative. Eustress, or positive stress, has the following characteristics: Motivates, focuses energy. Is short-term. Is perceived as within our coping abilities. Feels exciting. Improves performance. In contrast, Distress, or negative stress, has the following characteristics: Causes anxiety or concern. Can be short- or long-term. Is…

Dr. Denise Pope and Mental Health of Our Children Common Ground Series

Dr. Denise Pope moderates and participates in a Mental Health Panel featuring Stanford Physician Panelists – Positive Responses to our Children’s Distress Signals Common Ground Speaker Series, January 14, 2016 at Sacred Heart Preparatory School– Below is Cynthia Klein’s, Certified Parenting Educator, panel discussion summary. Physicians: Shashank Joshi, M.D. Neville Golden, M.D. School is presenting a tremendous amount…

The Difference Between Good Stress and Bad Stress

Please go to MentalHealth.Net to read the entire article. https://www.mentalhelp.net/articles/types-of-stressors-eustress-vs-distress/ Eustress vs. Distress  We mentioned it earlier and it bears repeating:stress is not always a bad thing. Stress is simply the body’s response to changes that create taxing demands. The previously mentioned Dr. Lazarus (building on Dr. Selye’s work) suggested that there is a difference…