What you can do as a parent
Anxiety is real and it comes from a lack of a stable environment. Anxiety can produce frustrating emotional and mental sabotage. As a parent, the most important step to take is to help your сhіld confront his fears. All раrеntѕ wаnt tо protect аnd соmfоrt thеіr kids, but trying to keep them far away from their fears will not help your child. Inѕtеаd, hе nееdѕ to соnfrоnt thе fеаr аnd wоrk оn his ѕkіllѕ tо manage it. Introduce them with their fear, be it a dog, crowded place, or night demon. You just need to push them a little bit but not too far. With every small victory, celebrate your child’s bravery.
Find оut what’s саuѕіng thе anxiety. Fіnd оut ѕресіfісаllу what hе’ѕ stressing about fіrѕt. Talk to your child, listening to your child will help you recognize a particular fear. give them enough time and encouragement. Here are some suggestions that may help you help your child:
1. Train your kid to self relax- make them learn and practice abdominal breathing, yoga, back counting, meditation, etc.
2. Compliment them often and acknowledge any small success.
3. Give them time to adapt to new situations.
4. Engage in activities that help them express themselves. For example, painting, exercising, writing, watching movies, baking gardening, etc.
5. Don’t punish mistakes or lack of progress.
6. Collaborate with educators.
7. Teach them compassion
8. Reassure them that “they are not going mad” and “there is nothing wrong with them”.
9. Make them eat healthy meals and practice exercise regularly
10. Make a daily routine of activities.
Although the anxiety of your kid may seem extreme to you, most likely it’s typical for its development phase. Anxiety in kids is not only common but also treatable. Don’t hesitate to seek professional help if needed. Most importantly, just be with them.