The Impact of Second-Hand Stress

We are all familiar with the impact of second-hand smoke. But what about second-hand stress?

In a recent survey, researcher Ellen Galinsky interviewed more than 1,000 children in grades 3-12 and asked them, “If you were granted one wish to change the way your mother’s/father’s work affects your life, what would that wish be?” Kid’s answers were striking. They rarely wished for extra face time with their parents. Instead, they wished that their parents would be less stressed out and tired. Virtually none guessed that their kids would use their one wish to reduce their stress.

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