Anxiety in children
All children (and adults for that matter) get anxious from time to time. Furthermore, some children are quicker to get anxious whilst others are quicker to let go of their anxiety. What’s also tricky, is that anxiety doesn’t always show as… well.. anxiety. This iceberg explanation below shows how it can be triggered by a range of feelings but also be shown as a range of feelings. This link here explains the signs of anxiety in further detail.
What specialists say is important for parents, is to help their child manage that anxiety so that the anxiety doesn’t control their life and they can become more resilient as a result. youngminds.org.uk has useful tips for supporting your child, but here are Wicklea’s top tips.
If you’re looking for ideas for resources, this website has a list of some brilliant and simple ways to reduce anxiety.
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