Yes or No?
What is stress?
Managing stress
Stressful or not?
Stressful situations
100

Is stress ALWAYS bad for you?

No!  Sometimes stress can be good if it motivates us to do things.  However, some stress can be bad if we don't do anything about it.

100

Give 3 examples that cause most kids stress.

school, peer conflict, changes in routine, the "unknown", family struggles

100

Your pencil broke.  What is an appropriate response to this stress?

Borrow from a friend, ask the teacher, use a different writing utensil

100

ILEARN (or other big, important testing!)

STRESSFUL for sure!

100

Describe something that makes you feel stressed at school.

Answers will vary

200

Can stress be annoying?

Yes!  Especially if we just let it go without trying to figure out what is causing it. 

200

Give 2 examples of something that might cause adults to feel stressed.

Finances, work, kids, responsibilities, housework

200

It's raining outside and you planned to go swimming.  What is the appropriate response to this type of stress?

You have no control over the weather!  If there's no lightening, swim anyway or find something to do inside. (Play a board game, read, draw, bake cookies, help someone!)

200

Hearing your parents argue and fight from the other room.

Stressful

200

Describe something that makes you feel stressed at home.

Answers will vary

300

Does everyone experience stress at one time or another?

Absolutely!  It's what we do with it that matters!

300

Give an example of how stress can actually help a person.

Answers will vary:  maybe sports, competition, gives a burst of energy

300

You bombed your test that you REALLY studied hard on.  What is the appropriate response to this type of stress?

Ask yourself what you could have done differently.  Talk with the teacher to see if there are other opportunities to earn points.  Learn from it, and do better next time!

300

Getting ready to ride your first roller coaster.

Not!  Think of it as an adventure!

300

Describe a situation where you should have handled stress better.  What did you do?  What could you have done instead?

Answers will vary

400

Is it possible that stress can actually help you?

Yes!  Stress can help us get things done or motivate us to put forth effort.

400

Give an example of how stress can affect the body.

Answers may vary:  some people sweat, heart speeds up, face turns red, stomach ache, headache, lack of focus

400

Someone at recess constantly tries to push and shove you and your friends while playing basketball.  What is the appropriate response to this type of stress?

Politely ask them to stop.  Walk away. Get an adult involved.  If you've tried everything, and it isn't changing, you need help.  

400

Getting up in front of the entire school for a talent show that YOU signed up for.

Both answers might work here.  For some people, that would be very stressful, but for others, they love it!

400

Describe a situation where you felt stressed but used a coping skill to overcome your feelings. 

Answers will vary

500

If you are experiencing high levels of stress, should you just ignore it and hope it goes away?

No!  If stress continues, it is important to find someone you trust to talk about it.  Sometimes "sharing" your stress will actually help you feel better!

500

Describe a situation where YOU felt stress AND what you did about it.

Answers will vary.

500

You and your friends have had a HUGE fight and now you feel sad and lonely.  What is the appropriate response to this type of stress?

Try to talk it out with an adult or someone who cares for you.  Maybe ask the counselor or a teacher to sit with you and your friends to help everyone work through it together?

500

Choosing where you want to go for your birthday dinner.

Not!  Sure, it's a BIG decision, but it should be fun, not stressful!

500

Describe the most stressful situation you can think of, AND what you would do if it happened to you. 

Answers will vary

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