It can be hard for kids who are always anxious to be brave in today’s world. And as parents, we are the ones who need to reign in that anxious child and help them break out of that shell. But do you know the best ways to talk to your child if they’re anxious? Better yet, do you know what NOT to say to them? This great infographic over at Psych Central shares 5 Ways to Talk to an Anxious Child. It will help any parent who may need these extra steps as they brave their way through the unexpected land of parenthood!
It’s amazing what validating your child’s emotions and helping them to calm down may do for their long-term comfort and security! Letting them know that you understand and that you, too, as a parent have felt fear and anxiousness will help them know they aren’t alone. It can be a scary and lonely place to be, so what a wonderful lesson on helping our children know that they aren’t the only ones who are afraid and anxious at times!
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