With Americans confronting especially challenging economic times, it’s not surprising that money tops the list of sources of significant stress in their lives.
Even children aren’t immune from financial worries. While only 18 percent of parents believe that money is a source of stress for their children, 30 percent of youth say they’re worried about their family having enough money.
Adapted from APA’s 2009 Stress in America survey
What You Can Do
Managing your stress in tough economic times
Use these tips to help deal with stress about money and the economy.
Staying resilient through tough economic times
Making connections, looking for opportunities and other strategies can help foster resilience.
Dollars and sense: Talking to your children about the economy
Open communication and age-appropriate information are key to reducing children’s stress.
Having a healthy summer on a budget
Cutting back on family budgets doesn’t have to mean cutting back on fun.