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How To Parent An Anxious Child: 5 Tips To Help Your Child Beat Their Anxiety

...these situations and rank them from most to least anxiety provoking. Help your child to gradually face their fear with regular practice. Practice will initially cause your child some distress, but with repeated practice your child’s anxiety should lessen because they will learn a) that the situation isn’t as scary as they thought, and b) that they can cope. It’s important for your ch ...

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How To Avoid 5 Common Parenting Pitfalls

...her feelings are ‘wrong’ and that they don’t matter. If your frequently dismiss your child’s emotion, she may also learn to distrust her feelings in emotional situations. Emotion Coaching Solution: See The World Through Your Child’s Eyes When your child is distressed or misbehaving, before you react, step back and try to understand the situation from your child’s point of view so that you c ...

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5 Tips To Help Your Child Beat Their Worries

...is worry by running a series of experiments (NB: you might need to do some fact checking first to help your child be more open to the idea of an experiment). The type of experiment you run will depend on the strength of your child’s anxiety, but some example experiments might be: you leaving the house to walk around the block, your child staying home while you go to the grocery store, your child staying ...

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Parenting: How To Parent Your Anxious Teen

...s? While reward charts and positive praise work well with younger children, teens often aren’t as interested in “facing their fears” to overcome their anxiety. A different approach is needed. It may seem harsh, but when your child’s anxiety is interfering with their day to day routines and they aren’t motivated by incentives you may need to draw on consequences, not as a punishment, but as a moti ...

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5 Tips To Help Your Child Beat Their Phobia

...ur child’s fear persists speak to your GP about a referral to a child clinical psychologist. Tip #1: Help Your Child Identify their Fears Help your child write a list of all the things they’re afraid of. Use words your child relates to. If your child denies being “afraid” of swimming but can admit that they “don’t like it” use these words instead. Mak ...

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Could Feeling Anxious Be The Answer To Feeling Less Anxious?

...edged sword. It might help you to feel less stressed in the short-term, but it ultimately makes your anxiety worse. Who’s winning, you or your anxiety? Avoidance will offer short-term relief, but it will also keep your anxiety around and possibly add to your anxiety longer-term. The longer you wait to face your fears, the bigger they seem, and as the list of things you’re avoiding grows, so does your anxie ...

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How Can I Get My Child To Talk?

...to cope. Having open conversations with kids from a young age about a range of emotions (both positive and negative) with send them the message that it’s okay to experience these emotions and to talk about them. Tip #2: Your Child’s Feelings Aren’t About You If your child wants to talk to you about how sad or anxious they feel, try not to take this personally. No child can be happy all the time and if your child Read More

5 Tips To Help You Overcome Anxiety

.... Is worry giving you a headache? This is partly because it’s normal to feel anxious in reaction to stressful situations, like demanding work deadlines or family stress, so it can be difficult to differentiate between normal anxiety and problem anxiety. So how do you know when your anxiety has moved into problem anxiety territory? • You can’t switch off from your worry • Your anxiety mak ...

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4 Tips To Build Confidence In Kids

...raising your child for appropriate behaviour. Avoid criticising your child, giving commands, or asking too many questions during quality time, the goal is to make your time together as positive as possible. Tip #3: Help Your Child Develop Independence When your child is able to do something without your help they feel a sense of achievement and accomplishment and their self-esteem grows. Your parent instinct will make you wan ...

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5 Tips To Help Your Child Cope With Losing

...your praise is weighted more heavily towards achievement this message will get lost and your child will learn that their achievements are more important than their effort. You can also send a clearer message by praising your child before the outcome. Try celebrating your child making the grand final before the day, or reward your child for working so hard all term before their school report is delivered. Dr. Sarah Hughes is a ...

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