It was not too long ago that the only choices were chocolate, strawberry or vanilla. Today, there are more than 31 different flavors, sugar cones, plain cones and “have it your way” with toppings. No one ever said making choices would be easy.
This is just an example of how complex life has become. With life’s complexity comes the pressure to evaluate your options, make a choice, and cope with the stress that may come in the process.
Parents and teachers realize the importance of their support in providing the necessary experiences to build responsible and healthy coping skills. In doing this, communication is vital. Students need to feel free to explore possible options and evaluate the consequences that may arise.
Coping - A Unit On Stress Management is divided in two parts:
Part One: Coping with stress
Students will analyze and evaluate their own methods of coping with stress.
Students will explore alternate solutions to their problems.
Students will identify indications of stress.
Part Two: Looking on the sunny side
Students will be an encouraged to reduce and eliminate stress through a balanced daily life.
Good nutrition, proper exercise, constructive use of leisure time and time
management will be emphasized.
Students will also be helped to promote a positive self concept.