Worry and Anxiety

Kids

Labeling your emotions is key. If you can name it, you can tame it. 

- Marc Brackett

Things you can say to your Kid

"What strategy do you want to use to help support you?"

"What is the disaster movie that you're creating in your mind?"

"The best part about movies, is that they aren't real!"

"It's helpful to name what you're feeling. Can you say, 'I feel ________ because __________"

Strategies to try at home

Draw a picture of what's going on in your mind. 

Create a basket of tools (not toys) to help take the worries away. Note: Click the image for this resource.

Designate a calm space for your kid when they need some time to relax. Note: Click image for calm space resource.

Books to support your kid

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 Disclaimer: The resources and ideas found on this website are all research-based and vetted with a parent and educator lens. The tools listed have worked for our children; however, each child is different. This list is not exhaustive and is a compilation of ideas and strategies to try at home.  No information on this website should be used as medical advice. We are not clinical psychologists, but we do work alongside them as thought partners in this journey.