My daughter can be a bit of a worrier, and I know that she isn’t the only one as well; anxiety in children can be a serious worry for us parents. How to deal with it, how we can ease fears, and so on.
Therefore, in a time when many kids are going back to school, and might be a wee bit anxious and nervous about this, we thought it would be a good idea to pull together the resources that we can find on helping anxiety in children whatever the situation is that they are facing.
Some tips that we have found work really well when my daughter is anxious include:
- Give plenty of opportunities for your child to talk to you, even creating a particular time of day when you chat about what has happened to them over the course of the last 24 hours
- Developing specific coping strategies for worries that work for YOUR child; from using worry stones to drawing a worry tree to place your worries and talk about them when you are ready
- Always be approachable and take worries seriously no matter how small they might seem to you. If we listen when are children are younger, we are much more likely to find that they are willing to talk to us when those worries become bigger and more problematic as they grow up.
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I hope you find good info on helping anxious and worried children here, if you do let us know, and if you have your own wee nuggets of advice and no blog, feel free to leave us a comment. We would love to hear from you. Without further ado – here is the linky!
Sunday 7th of September 2014
EFT (and proxy EFT where the parent can tap for the child) is a powerful technique for all children and adults.
Friday 5th of September 2014
I hope all this tips will work on my little anxious sister. She always keep worrying about something.