Has your child ever experienced anxiety and you weren’t sure what to do? If you have well you’re not alone. it an be scary and make you feel like you have no clues what you’re doing. It doesn’t have o be this way. I’d like to give you some tips to do if this happens to your child.
1. Don’t panic. If you panic then it’s going to freak your child out. This is the last thing you want to do. Take a deep breath and help your child.
2. Never tell the child not to worry. For anyone who suffers with anxiety this NEVER WORKS. Let me repeat this for those in the back. IT NEVER WORKS. it actually makes the person worry more.
3. Make sure to not them as kid what makes them anxious. in the long run this won’t help them. Take small step to conquer their fear.Say they’re scared of dogs and want to cross the street each time one comes near them. Don’t let them, have them walk on the side of you that the dog isn’t on. Whisper to them that they’re okay and safe. it’s going to be hard the first few times.
4. Go back to the basics. Get the house calm. don’t over stimulate them. make sure they’re getting 8 hours of sleep, eating healthy and are taking care of themselves. Lots of outdoor play.
5. Help them refocus while their having anxiety. Teach them to breath through their nose.Practice with them with positive self talk. If they need help from a professional,please get this for them.
These are five steps you can o to help your child during anxiety. Are there any that help you? Share them in the comments below.
Allyson is a published author, blogger, wife and mom to 4 kids. Three of her children are on the autism spectrum. She suffers from anxiety and panic attacks. On her blog, you can find her writing about being an author, her faith, and family. She resides in Indiana with her loving husband and four wonderful children, dog, and three cats. She’s addicted to knitting and coffee.