Stage 4: Support for Parents

Step 1: Stress Signs

Caring for a child with an SLCN can be stressful, have a look at these slide and see if you recognise any stress signs in you or your family.

Please take a moment to think over and rate the physical and behavioral symptoms you perhaps feel when looking after your child. There are no wrong or right answers.

Physical / Behavioral Symptoms Never Sometimes Often
Aches and pains
Diarrhea or constipation
Nausea, dizziness
Chest pain, rapid heartbeat
Loss of sex drive
Frequent colds
Eating more or less
Sleeping too much or too little
Isolating yourself from others
Procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities
Using alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to relax
Nervous habits (e.g. nail biting, pacing)