HOW TO RELATE TO AN ANXIOUS CHILD

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Every parent always get that heart pump when their child becomes Chronically anxious especially when it involves something or a task.That the child cannot perform. This particularly happens when parents, anticipating a child’s fear tries to protect them from the fear.

Check out ways to help your child overcome that cycle of Anxiety.

  1. Try not to eliminate anxiety but to help your child overcome it by teaching them to tolerate their anxiety and function as much as they can.
  2. Try not to avoid things because they make your child anxious;helping your kids to avoid their anxiety only makes them happy for a short term but reinforces the anxiety on a long run.
  3. Always express positive and realistic expectation to your kids;for instance kids are fond of making fun of themselves that’s the truth, so instead of telling your kid these things won’t happen, teach them to overcome their fears that they will be fine.                                                                            BY SOPHIE AIGBOMIAN.

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