I have a kid who is flying through books like wildfire. And I don’t just mean casual novels. He has read things like Metamorphosis by Frank Kafka and sections of Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Ovid is for school work. Kafka is for fun.
Stress relief should not be saved or hoarded for ‘stressful times’. In fact, teaching our kids the ability to cope with stress on a daily basis is a crucial life skill. This is best done by example, not curriculum or preaching.