November 12, 2014 in Parenting

-Talk gently with your child about feelings and fears, which can help reduce the fears and provide reassurance

-Utilize self-help books which offer specific techniques to reduce anxiety or learn relaxation techniques, such as mindfulness. A great book for this purpose is: Sitting Still Like a Frog:Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents) by Eline Snel

-Encourage hobbies and interests that build your child’s self-esteem and offer time away from anxieties

-Meet with your child’s teacher, school counselor or psychologist for extra support and direction

If your child’s symptom persists, I recommend you consult a mental health professional for assistance. To learn more about depression and anxiety in children, please go to: or contact me.