Check Out 8 Ways On How Parents Can Help An Anxious Kid

What do you understand by word Anxiety.

A mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one’s daily activities.
Examples of anxiety disorders include panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Symptoms include stress that’s out of proportion to the impact of the event, inability to set aside a worry and restlessness.

Anxiety is not an adults-only problem, even if it seems like it should be. Children can have anxiety too — in fact, according to the CDC, 7.1% of children ages 3-17 have been diagnosed with anxiety (and keep in mind the many children who have never been diagnosed). Because children don’t understand why they’re feeling anxious, they don’t know how to work on coping mechanisms to make things easier. As a parent, it’s your job to help them — and it’s certainly a big job.

Seeking for assistance from a mental health expert like a therapist, psychologist, or doctor is always a smart option, a child’s anxiety is also something that can and should be worked on at home.

Let’s look at some tips from child psychologists on what parents can do.

1. WORK ON BUILDING THEIR CONFIDENCE.

2. MAINTAIN A REGULAR ROUTINE.

3. TALK TO THEM ABOUT CONTROL.

4. TRY SENSORY SOOTHING.

5. AVOID SMOTHERING THEM.

6. ASK THEM TO DESCRIBE WHAT THEY’RE FEELING.

7. DON’T ALLOW THEM TO AVOID THEIR FEAR.

8. ENCOURAGE CREATIVE EXPRESSION.

Now that you have seen some steps to help your child…you can also add some idea you think might be better to help your child fast from anxiety.

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