Top 3 strategies to reduce worrying in children

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For many children, worry is more than an occasional visitor. Like anxiety, it is manageable in smaller amounts, but in larger doses can become crippling. In particular, worrying about her toy or if the house will be flooded if it rains, can spoil many children’s happiness and ability to enjoy life.

Although scientists don’t fully understand how, worry can make you sick. Most immediately, it can cause symptoms in children such as headaches, fatigue, and nausea. Persistent, uncontrollable worrying can spill over into mental and possibly even chronic physical illness. If you or your child is disabled by worry, or he is always anxious about things, it’s wise to seek professional help. Counseling can be useful.

Three worry-reducing strategies

Teach your children these strategies, which also work for adults, and help him/her enjoy life as it comes:

  1. Odd as it sounds, it may help to schedule a worry period. Initially, help your child to give worries 15 to 30 minutes every morning or afternoon; together, try to come up with at least one constructive solution, and then move on. If his worries pop up later, help her to focus on something else. Taking action to solve a problem is often an antidote for worry.
  2. Help him to distract. Go out for a meal and a movie. Exercise can be particularly helpful. Meet friends or get away for the weekend, if possible.
  3. Teach your child some meditative skills. Listen to music, if that helps her. Take up some activity that calms her, whether it’s crafts, cycling, or deep breathing.



Hi, I'm Vicky. Welcome to my blog!

I started my career as a therapist, and soon I became interested in children's psychology. I've always known about the importance of mental health, but over time I realized most of our adult disorders, particularly anxiety, has deep roots in childhood. I believe that's when we have to act, so we can help our children to become happy adults.

In this blog, I've compiled articles to clarify some of the asumptions of anxiety in children, and share some tips and advice for parents on how to best help them to manage it.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you find something to help you along the way.



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