The #1 Thing Kids Want When They're Stressed (INFOGRAPHIC)

November 24, 2014 4:34 PM

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From natural disasters to economic meltdowns, from wars abroad to shootings close to home, the world in which we raise our children is increasingly complex. Our natural instinct as parents and concerned citizens is to protect children from hardship, but we cannot shelter our children from all adversity. What we can do is try to really connect with our kids; we can teach them how to cope positively with adversity and grow from it.

So, what causes children to experience stress? According to a survey of 875 9-to 13-year-old boys and girls, things like homework, friends, and family cause stress. This all makes sense. Here's what is not intuitive: A whopping 75 percent of kids surveyed agreed that what they want most when they're...

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