Helping Children Cope With Anxiety

    • Validate the child's feelings and understand his/her worries are real to him/her
    • Model appropriate responses to stress
    • Teach relaxation techniques such as: deep breathing, self talk, counting down, and tensing and releasing muscles
    • Allow child to utilize a stress ball when appropriate
    • Try to minimize emphasis on competition
    • Encourage calming activities such as silent reading or listening to music 
    • Provide routines and schedules when appropriate
Last Modified on August 28, 2018