When it comes to managing your child’s anxiety around the holidays, it’s important to remember that communication is key. Maintain an open dialogue with your child about how they are feeling and check in with them regularly. Use these strategies to help prepare them for the change in routine and prime them for the back to school transition.
Childhood anxiety can be effectively treated with cognitive behavior therapy, medication, and a combination of both. But there is no one-size-fits-all approach. As you research the best option for your child, here are a few questions to ask yourself.
While anxiety is challenging to overcome, the right balance of empathy and encouragement can help your child to face their fears and foster confidence so that they can find a way to climb their bravery mountain and proudly stand at its apex.
Anxiety is familiar to many of us, yet it isn’t always easy to recognize when a child is feeling anxious. Anxiety goes beyond shyness or nervousness. So how do you know if your child is feeling anxious? And how can you help?
With the new challenges brought on by the school year, we are all trying to stay positive. But when we find ourselves repeating instructions over and over, it may start to feel like praise isn’t enough. Refining your praise technique to be more consistent and strategic can be the difference between empty words and boosting your child’s self-esteem!