Tips for Parents to Reduce Stress and Anxiety in Children

Children experience more stress and anxiety than ever before. They don’t have innate coping tactics that are required to deal with the ever expanding demands of family life, school, peer pressure, and technology.

Parents also experience more stress and anxiety than ever before, which can have an effect on their children.

The following child care tips will assist you in reducing your child’s stress and anxiety:

  • Practice Relaxation Exercises Together Relaxation exercises are a great way to take stress and anxiety down a notch in just a few minutes. With practice, children will become comfortable working through these exercises on their own in virtually any setting.

    One of the most popular relaxation techniques is taking a few slow, deep breaths.

    Another popular exercise is imagining yourself in a relaxing environment, such as the beach or a quiet forest path. Think about the sounds, smells, and feelings that you associate with these images.

    Practice Relaxation Exercises Together

  • Encourage Your Children to Share Their Fears Bottling up fears and anxieties only makes them worse. When children can’t talk about how they’re feeling, their stress may get even worse. Make sure that your children know that they can always talk about how they’re feeling.

    If a child tells you that he or she is worried or scared, don’t say, “No, you’re not.” or “Everything is just fine.” Instead, ask your child to elaborate on his or her fears so that you can have an open discussion.

Encourage Your Children to Share Their Fears

Are you looking for more tips for reducing stress and anxiety in your children?

Check out Stress Free Kids: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Build Self-Esteem, Manage Stress, and Reduce Anxiety in Children by Lori Lite.

A leader in children stress management, Lite strives to help families decrease stress, worries, and rage with practical tips and strategies.

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