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.
When experiencing pain or distress, the DBT skill of IMPROVE the moment is a distress tolerance skill that can help by changing the way you think about the situation or yourself, changing physical sensations of stress (e.g. practicing tension and relaxation techniques), and engaging your mind in an effective way.
The transition from summer to school is notoriously challenging for children and families. This year, in addition to getting up early and learning a new schedule, children must also get used to being around more people in the school building and practice a host of safety protocols. Check out these tips to prepare you and your student for the year ahead.
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?