How To Calm An Anxious Child

If you have a child in your family that is anxious, this is the post for you. Learn the 13 things to say to send anxiety packing and make everyone happier.

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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!

Phrases you can say to your child via Gozen 

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 around the world and they will have a positive outcome for you.

Letting the child know that you are here for them, and that they are safe is vital. Reassurance is what they need most when they are 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.

Another excellent tip is to 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.

Related: How To Calm An Angry Child {read more}

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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 to view now ^

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