By Nazia Islam, LPC-S, RPT Just like adults children can experience stress. Stressors for children can include the death of a pet, the birth of a sibling, divorce, neglect, abandonment, moving, domestic violence, bullying at school, natural disasters, war, violence, and political climate.  Your child will not come to you stating “Mother, I feel quite saddened by the recent events of the world, and it is affecting my mental health.