49 Phrases to Calm an Anxious Child
It happens to every child in one form or another – anxiety. As parents, we would like to shield our children from life’s anxious moments, but navigating anxiety is an essential life skill that will serve them in the years to come. In the heat of the moment, try these simple phrases to help your children identify, accept, and work through their anxious moments. 1. “Can you draw it?” Drawing, painting or doodling about an anxiety provides kids with an outlet for their feelings when they can’t use their words. 2. Being told that you will be kept safe by the person you love the most is a powerful affirmation. 3. If you tell a child to take a deep breath in the middle of a panic attack, chances are you’ll hear, “I CAN’T!” 4. Marathon runners use this trick all of the time to get past “the wall.” 5. This is especially helpful for older kids who can better articulate the “Why” in what they are feeling. 6. 7. Separation is a powerful anxiety trigger for young children. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.
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