It’s a fact that anxiety, on the whole, is skyrocketing. It’s even more worrying when children are suffering this debilitating condition. The good news is, help is at hand.
It is important that you as the parent, carer, teacher or grandparent are equipped with the necessary tools to control the situation. There are a number of phrases that can immediately diffuse the situation. We’re featuring 13 of the best!
The first thing to do is soothe and reassure the child. Words, when used correctly, can be extremely powerful. The above 13 phrases are recognized by Child Therapists worldwide and will have a positive outcome for you.
Letting the child know that you are here for them and they are safe is vital. Reassurance is what they need in an escalated state.
Another great tip is to ask them to ‘tell you about it’. We all want to be heard, and that applies to every age.
You can also ask “if they can draw it”. This will immediately switch their focus and help to calm them down.
Reassuring your child that the ‘feeling will pass’ and that you can ‘change the ending’ are other sure-fire tips.
13 Phrases To Calm An Anxious Child
The above video went viral on Facebook and with very good reason. Nicole Schwartz of Imperfect Families is a Parent Coach.
She wrote a very helpful and informative article for Dayna of Lemon Lime Adventures. It is further proof that plenty of parents are experiencing this condition. Click Play above ^