​Health & Wellness at the CBE

At the CBE, we believe in a whole school approach to health and wellness. We call this our Comprehensive School Health (CSH) approach. CSH is about healthy eating, active living, supportive social environments and positive mental health. As a system, we focus on the following four areas: healthy eating; healthy relationships; physical activity; and positive mental health. Each school creates its own approach and goals for health and wellness.

Visit the CBE website to learn more about health and wellness in schools.​​​​​

School Nurse | May 2018

Kid Have Stress Too

Stress in a child’s life comes from things like:

  • Change (like moving or starting a new school)
  • Having too much to do
  • Feeling different from other kids (and being bullied or teased)
  • Arguing in the family
  • Feeling lonely or unloved.

Stressors like these can lead to:

  • Headaches
  • Tummy aches
  • Sadness
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Fighting
  • Crying and whining

When kids are stressed they might:

  • Have trouble sleeping
  • Find it hard to relax
  • Have changes in appetite
  • Lose interest in activities
  • Have difficulty getting along with others.

Some children don’t show their stress, and other children show stress by behaving badly.

When your child feels stressed, the most important thing you can do to help is spend time with them; listening to them and trying to understand how they feel.  Affection and family activities (such as exercise) can help your child feel loved and like they belong.  Alone time and deep breathing can also help alleviate stress.

To prevent stress in your home, make sure your child:

  • Gets exercise
  • Time to play
  • Healthy food
  • Sleep
  • Affection
  • Bedtime and morning routines
  • Fun with the family
  • Ask and listen to them about their stress and work towards managing your own stress.

Nasreen Sunderani R.N. B.N CCHN(c)
Shaganappi Community Health Centre
Alberta Health Services


Health & Wellness

School Nurse | May 2018

Kid Have Stress Too

Stress in a child’s life comes from things like:

  • Change (like moving or starting a new school)
  • Having too much to do
  • Feeling different from other kids (and being bullied or teased)
  • Arguing in the family
  • Feeling lonely or unloved.

Stressors like these can lead to:

  • Headaches
  • Tummy aches
  • Sadness
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Fighting
  • Crying and whining

When kids are stressed they might:

  • Have trouble sleeping
  • Find it hard to relax
  • Have changes in appetite
  • Lose interest in activities
  • Have difficulty getting along with others.

Some children don’t show their stress, and other children show stress by behaving badly.

When your child feels stressed, the most important thing you can do to help is spend time with them; listening to them and trying to understand how they feel.  Affection and family activities (such as exercise) can help your child feel loved and like they belong.  Alone time and deep breathing can also help alleviate stress.

To prevent stress in your home, make sure your child:

  • Gets exercise
  • Time to play
  • Healthy food
  • Sleep
  • Affection
  • Bedtime and morning routines
  • Fun with the family
  • Ask and listen to them about their stress and work towards managing your own stress.

Nasreen Sunderani R.N. B.N CCHN(c)
Shaganappi Community Health Centre
Alberta Health Services


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