How to help young children with their Anxieties and Fears

We have entered a difficult time during this pandemic which has caused a lot of anxieties and fears in people, especially young children. For some children, you may have found that being exposed to the news of the pandemic and the changes to their regular routine may have created anxieties and fears around death and health. For others, this may also have been triggered by an experience such as losing a pet or a loved one. Regardless of the circumstances, an adult in the child’s life such as a teacher, parent, carer, or grandparent can help the child process their anxieties so that they do not become overwhelmed. Down below are a few methods that you could use with a…

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Anxiety

What is Anxiety? Anxiety is a normal reaction to danger, the body’s automatic fight or flight response that is triggered when you feel threatened, under pressure or are facing a challenging situation such as moving to a new house, sitting a exam or an interview. Whilst some anxiety can be good can be good as it can help you stay alert and focused, when the worried and fears start to interfere in your daily like and stop you from functioning it can develop into an anxiety disorder. What are the symptoms of anxiety disorder? It is important to remember that anxiety is experienced differently by everybody. Feelings can range from a knot in the stomach to a racing heart. You…

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