Adjust To Your Child’s Anxiety

Figuring out if your child is suffering from anxiety might be hard to decipher. Here are several symptoms your child might be struggling with anxiety:

  • Clinging, crying and/or tantrums when you separate
  • Excessive shyness, avoiding social situations
  • Constant worry
  • Avoiding situations or places because of fears
  • Complaints of frequent stomachaches or headaches
  • Experiencing sudden and frequent panic attacks

Anxiety is very common for children in addition to adults. An helpful step to take next is to learn as much as you can about how anxiety works, and how problematic or manageable it can be depending on how you recognize the experiences with your child.

Parents are a key factor in how helping children adjust to living with and making sense of their anxiety. Here are some tips to keep in mind to help you and your child find balance through anxiety:

– Reduce Stress

– Make a routine

– Reduce Electronics at Bedtime

– Work Together

– Give Consequences

– Be Supportive

– Encourage Independence

– Realistic Expectations