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How can I help my child with anxiety?
All children and young people get anxious at times, and this is a normal part of their development as they grow up and develop their ‘survival skills’, so they can face challenges in the wider world. We all have different levels of stress we can cope with - some people are just naturally more anxious than others and are quicker to get stressed or worried. There are many ways you can help your child to manage their anxiety.
If you feel your child’s anxiety is not getting any better or is getting worse, and your efforts have not worked, contact your GP to get professional support.
Here are some more tips that can really make a difference:
6. Give them a cuddle or hold their hand if they will let you - touch can be soothing. Hold a cuddly toy or fidget toy.
7. It can help to talk to your child about finding a safe place in their mind - somewhere that they feel relaxed and happy. It may be a grandparent’s or friend's house or a holiday beside the sea which they can picture when ‘wrong thoughts’ come into their head or they are feeling anxious. Sometimes holding a memento, like a seashell or pebble, can help.
8. If your child is feeling the need to check things or repeat certain actions, suggest they count up to 10 before they start checking as a delaying tactic. The website Hands on Scotland has some good relaxation ideas.
If you would like help to support your child's or teenagers anxiety then please get in touch for some ideas for helping you at home, school or family life. Ring or contact for help via my contact details below. I will be posting some more tips next week....