No, being more relaxed would not have likely kept your child from slipping from her chair. Things like this happen. It's definately not fun, and not good, but it happens. And in the grand scheme of things, it's not that big a deal - as your daughter realized when she used the situation to ask for a cookie.
One thing I've learned with my 3 kids is that, mosts of the time, kids bounce. Doesn't make us feel any better when they fall, but they frequently seem to be made of rubber and bounce back up and keep going.
As for the stress, you definately need to take some time for yourself, or do something to pamper yourself. Even if its just a nice long bubble bath after everyone else is in bed.
And I second the idea of the Worry Tree. It really does work. And there never are quite as many worries in the morning when you stop to pick them back up on the way to work.
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