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Kids' Top 6 Worries: How to Fix Them

Worried tween leaning on lockerSister bugging you? Having a hard time at school? Life is tough sometimes. Getting along with everyone is almost impossible. And sometimes you have to do things you don't like. But how you handle those situations is what really matters about tough situations. You have more control than you think.

When you worry, it can make it hard to pay attention to stuff that's important. Stress can affect all different kinds of parts of your life. You might have trouble sleeping and be tired all the time. That can make it so you don't have the energy to meet up with friends for a pickup game of soccer or to ride bikes. And that's no good for your fitness. 

When you're stressed or in a bad mood, you might not feel like doing homework or cleaning your room. You might forget to do your chores or walk your dog. Or you might want to veg out and eat a lot of junk food, which is unhealthy for your body. None of that's good. So how can you keep worries away and learn how to handle tough situations in a healthy way?

Answer Dude to the rescue! He solves the biggest kid problems -- after asking real experts for tips. Here are some tough situations kids often have trouble with and ways to deal with things.

My sister drives me crazy! Got any ideas how to handle this?

Yeah, sisters (and brothers) can be annoying. But they don't have to put you in a bad mood.

Seriously, it's totally normal to disagree with your brothers and sisters. It's kind of part of the job description. Some time when you're not yelling, talk to her and try to figure out why you fight so much. Is it over who's in charge of the remote control? Do you fight over toys or video games? Or whose turn it is to do a chore?

Try to talk about it with her and find a way to work together to fix the problem so you can both be happy. Then try really hard to be nice to each other because bad moods are bad for your body. To blow off steam when you're in a bad mood, try doing something active. Go for a walk, or play fetch with your dog. Moving around gets your heart pumping and can help stress melt away.

But if you guys just can't work things out easily, you'll at least know that sometimes you have to stay out of each other's way. Don't worry. You guys will stop arguing when you're all grown up! Until then, use your energy to take care of yourself, not try to change her.

I have so much homework every day. I feel like I can't get it all done. What should I do?

After a long day at school, it's hard to come home knowing you have a ton of homework waiting in your backpack. But homework happens, so you gotta deal with it.

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