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49 Phrases to Calm an Anxious Child

49 Phrases to Calm an Anxious Child

It happens to every child in one form or another – anxiety. As parents, we would like to shield our children from life’s anxious moments, but navigating anxiety is an essential life skill that will serve them in the years to come. In the heat of the moment, try these simple phrases to help your children… Read more!

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Eight 60-Second Tools

Eight 60-Second Anxiety Relief Tools for Kids (Infographic)

Keep this list handy in case you’re in need of a quick stress fix. These tools can be used in one minute or less to help bring down levels of stress and anxiety. Used repeatedly, these coping skills become habit. Download the poster below: Download the FREE printable version of this infographic! Yes, send me… Read more!

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50 Calm-Down Ideas to Try with Kids of All Ages

Navigating childhood challenges can be stressful, and sometimes deep breathing isn’t the solution that works for your child. When your child is in need of tension relief, try one of these techniques: Try an inversion. For centuries, Yogis have understood the calming power of bringing the head below the level of the heart, otherwise known… Read more!

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Benefits of Child Anxiety

11 Superpowers of Anxious Children

Let’s not sugarcoat it: Life can be hard for anxious kids. Even simple, everyday tasks can seem big and scary when they come with sweaty palms, a pounding heart, and the feeling that something — anything, maybe even everything — is about to go horribly wrong. Anxious kids may feel like it’s their job to stop… Read more!

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8 Ways to Help Your Kids Stress Better

Imagine this: You’re a ninth-grade math teacher. You sit at your desk a few days before the school year begins, staring at the blank screen on your laptop — you’re nervous. You wanted to use this time to polish a humorous story on Albert Einstein for your new Algebra I students. Instead, you’re writing a… Read more!

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A Mindful Minute: How to Observe a Train of Anxious Thoughts (Illustrated)

Kids have anxious thoughts all the time… “I’m going to fail math and never get into college.” “I’m totally screwing up this speech right now, and everyone knows it.” “What if I don’t get asked to the dance? I’ll be humiliated for life.” Research shows us that anxious thoughts are often blown out of proportion,… Read more!

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24 Test Anxiety Busters (According to Science)

Sweaty palms, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating… you know the feeling. You’re sitting in front of THE TEST. Everyone has experienced test anxiety at one time or another, but for some people it’s a regular occurrence that often can hinder performance, even if you thoroughly know the content. Next time you or your child is faced with… Read more!

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Understand Your Child’s Anxiety (Infographic)

If you’ve never suffered from anxiety, it can be challenging to understand what a child is truly experiencing. In fact, excessive worrying may seem like a normal part of growing up and something kids just have to “deal” with. This infographic breaks down the very real and often debilitating feeling of anxiety. Recognizing how and… Read more!

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5 Ways of Coping

5 Ways Of Coping With Your Anxiety That Are Actually Making It Worse

Do you ever get angry at yourself for feeling anxious? Beating yourself up for feeling anxious only multiplies the misery. This is #3 on the list of 5 ways of coping with anxiety that can actually make it worse. Check it out along with some great alternatives for effectively managing worry. This infographic was made in partnership with Megan Bruneau,… Read more!

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