Everyone has stressors in their lives. For children, it can sometimes be incredibly difficult to cope with the anxiety that comes along from being a child. The good news is that as a parent, there are several things you can do to help your child’s coping skills. Here are four of them!
Talk It Out
It is not uncommon for a child to keep things from their parents. When something is bothering your child, the hope is that they will come to you and tell you about it. If your child feels comfortable talking about their problems, they will be less likely to keep things from you.
One of the best ways to calm nerves or anxiety is through deep breathing. This is one skill that a child can use throughout their entire life. When your child is upset, take a few deep breaths with them. This is something you can practice with them together until they master and they can do on their own.
Have you ever tried giving your child a stress ball? Sometimes, children can let off a lot of steam simply by squeezing on one. Stress balls are inexpensive, and they can also even be made at home. All you need to do is fill a balloon with sand. Give to your child whenever they are feeling anxious, angry, or sad.
If you are worried that you will be unable to give your child the help they need, there is nothing wrong with seeking the help of a professional. A counselor can work with your child to address their specific needs. At Connections Therapy Center, we offer an array of therapy services children and adolescents with disabilities. Give us a call today!
The Connections Therapy Center
The Connections Therapy Center serves families of children and adolescents with disabilities and special needs. We are a team of experts in the fields of pediatric speech, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and behavioral sciences. As a team, we offer intensive hands-on therapy for children and adolescents, as well as informative and useful resources for families. If you are interested in learning more about what we can do to help your family, visit us online or give us a call at (202) 561-1110 (Washington, D.C. office) or (301) 577-4333 (Lanham office). Want to get more information on how to help your child thrive? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest.