Finney Injury Law - April 2020


It’s hard to imagine kids as anything but carefree, happy, and eager to explore the world around them. However, children experience stress just like adults do, which can severely impact their typically cheerful dispositions. Since April is National Stress Awareness Month, now is an opportune time to familiarize yourself with tools and information that can help you alleviate your child’s stress. WHAT ARE THEIR STRESSORS? Any number of everyday factors can lead to stress, and stress can plague anyone who feels overwhelmed. Toddlers and young children going to day care or school for the first time may experience separation anxiety due to being apart from their parents. Older kids and teenagers may feel mounting social and academic pressure. Even something as simple as overhearing loved ones arguing or seeing a sad news report can add to a child’s stress levels. HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILD IS STRESSED? When a kid is stressed, they will exhibit odd behavior and even undergo physical changes. Depending on your child’s

age, watch for mood swings, changes in sleep patterns, headaches, trouble focusing, or withdrawal from the people around them. According to, younger children may also pick up habits like twirling their hair or sucking their thumb, while older kids may start to bully others, lie, or rebel. CAN I HELP REDUCE THEIR STRESS? According to, good nutrition, proper rest, and healthy attention are great ways to help kids manage their stress. Set time aside each day to talk and spend time with your children; talking about worries will reduce or relieve anxieties. If you know about an upcoming stressful situation, like a school exam or a health checkup, prepare your child by studying with them or talking to them about what to expect. Don’t stop here. For more tools and information regarding stress reduction in children, visit or contact your doctor.


We know you come to us here at Finney Injury Law because we’re experts at what we do. But we’ve found that when our attorneys and our clients work together as a team, we yield the absolute best outcomes for our cases. If you follow these two simple guidelines when you work with us, we have a better chance at becoming a dream team. KEEP COMMUNICATING Making the best case possible relies on us knowing all about a client’s particular incident and keeping abreast of how things progress. We certainly have ways and means of reaching out and a list of questions we can ask, but they don’t do us any good if our

clients don’t reciprocate. It all starts by picking up the phone or answering emails. We want you to be an advocate for your case just like we are, so communicating about your experience with us is key. When in doubt about whether or not you should share something you come across with us, always opt on the side of sharing. the most important thing is for our patients to recover from their injuries and get back to life as normal. But if you keep putting off your doctor’s visits, or don’t seek medical attention at all, not only are you failing to take care of yourself but you’re also hurting TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF When it comes to personal injury cases,

your case. If you don’t treat your injuries, then no one is going to believe you need to be compensated for them. So, do everything you can to heal by taking care of your physical well- being in a timely manner and keeping adequate documentation that you’re doing so. in fighting your case. Communicate thoroughly and listen to your doctor and their plan for your recovery, and we’ll do our best to take care of the rest. If you’ve suffered a personal injury and have a case you’d like to team up on, give our office a call. If you’re consistent with these few vital actions, you’ll help us tremendously


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