Even in the best of situations, all children experience some anxiety in the form of worry, apprehension, dread, fear or distress. Occasional nervousness and fleeting anxieties occur when a child is first faced with an unfamiliar or especially stressful situation. It can be an important protection or signal for caution in certain situations. Sometimes Anxiety can manifest itself into physical symptomes (tummy aches, headaches etc.). Here are some great resources that explain anxiety and help parents reward brave behavior. Also check out our mindfulness and wellness activities for relaxation techniques and other strategies for managing anxiety.
Resources for Anxiety in Children:
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