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Stomach aches due to stress
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  • The child should have a complete medical checkup before it is concluded that the recurrent stomach aches are due to worrying too much.
  • Help the child to worry less. Children with recurrent stomachaches are more sensitive, serious, conscientious, even model children. This makes them more vulnerable to the normal stresses of life. Help the youngster to talk about events that trigger the pains and how to cope with them.
  • These children have a tendency to want to stay home when the going gets rough. Make sure that the child does not miss any school because of stomach aches.
  • Teach the child to userelaxation exercises for mild pains. Make them lie down in a quiet place; take deep, slow breaths; and think about something pleasant. Listening to music or a favourite television programme might help