Objective This activity presents a fun, hands-on way to talk about and start managing issues with which

most families can relate-stress and frustration. Individually, the stress balls help to relieve stress and frustration using physical means. Collectively, the activity promotes family togetherness, problem solving, and stress management techniques. Any individual, couple, or family may find this activity useful, but stress balls seem particularly suited for families who tend to internalize problems and parents who see anger and frustration as a character flaw in their child.