The body believes what the mind conceives. In other words, what your brain perceives as real the body reacts to. For example, if in your mind you truly believe you are being chased by an attacker, your body will have the physiological response whether it is true or not. Use times like this to show your kids how to successfully manage stress.  Check out this wonderful blog for more health tips that are easy for the whole family: http://blog.mydiscoverhealth.com/