Dealing with stress is a mechanism we need in life. While there is positive stress, there is also negative stress. Developing coping mechanisms to deal with negative stress can be a difficult and trying time. Children and adolescents learning to handle stress as they navigate it for the first time, need guidance and support. Learn what to do when stress gets serious. First, identify the signs of high-stress levels. Then take action and help them while also teaching important coping skills.