Posted on Sep 11, 2008 | Comments 0
Anxiety and fear are very normal feelings for both children and also adults. However, excessive anxiety or worry mainly affects your childâ€™s personal, social and academic growth.
So, as a parent, it is your responsibility to help your children in developing self-confidence and skills to overcome anxieties and fears in their life.
Parenting a child, who is anxious, often makes you to feel anxious. But, once if you succeed in teaching them essential skills to overcome anxiety, it is possible that they donâ€™t evolve into any kind of phobic reactions later in their life.
Here are certain useful techniques for you to assist your child in coping with his\her anxious behavior.
Understand the illness first!
Understand the nature of anxiety and fear in your child and how he\she responds to it. This can help you to find appropriate solution for your childâ€™s problem.
Listen to your childâ€™s feeling!
Always pay close attention to your childâ€™s feelings and try to know the reason behind it. If you isolate your kid, it can foster them into low self-esteem and depression and as a result your children can suffer with depression and anxiety.
If you try to listen to your childâ€™s feelings, it can have powerful and helpful impact on your child to overcome depression and anxiety.
Teach various relaxation techniques!
Make your child to practice various relaxation techniques including deep breathing exercises and also meditation. This can improve the sense of control over their body. Try to make them realize how relaxation can empower them to overcome the symptoms of various anxieties and fears in their life.
Be consistent in discipline!
When you notice that your child is suffering with anxiety and fear, never try to tie them with strong bonds of discipline.
However, a consistent yet flexible discipline regarding their regular activities including homework and playtime is very important for your kid.
Encourage them to participate in various activities!
Never make your kid to sit alone or idle without any work. Always make them to involve in some sort of physical activities.
Know more about your childâ€™s interest in sports, arts or various other activities and encourage them to participate in various competitions. This can provide some diversion from their anxieties and worries.
Praise your childâ€™s efforts!
Never try to point out their mistakes, rather try to teach them how to avoid mistakes in achieving things in their life. Whenever your child shows some improvement in their work, try to praise their effort.
This provides better motivation for them to do much better and also prevent fear of mistakes in them.
Follow these simple steps to help your child to overcome anxiety. If necessary, try to seek better professional help in treating anxieties and fears in your children.