Lecture and Discussion- Participants are encouraged to make the workshop more relevant to their concerns by asking questions.
Focus is on helping adults understand how stress is appropriate and essential to healthy development. What makes stress potentially harmful. How becoming stress "free" aborts opportunities for growth. The relationship between stress and self-esteem is explored. Developmental theory is used to illustrate the different stress issues at different ages. These concepts are made real, understandable, and applicable to the dynamics between adults and children through the use of examples. Implications for effective adult interactions with children are discussed.