Child Mind Institute’s What to Do (and Not Do) When Children Are Anxious
1. The goal isn’t to eliminate anxiety, but to help a child manage it
2. Don’t avoid things just because they make a child anxious
3. Express positive- but realistic- expectations
4. Respect their feelings, but don’t empower them
5. Don’t ask leading questions
6. Don’t reinforce the child’s fears
Learn more below!
Dr. John Duffy, author of “Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety” shares insight into raising happy, healthy, stress-free teens. During this virtual community forum, he discusses COVID-19 & supporting teens. Listen to the audio below!
Listen to this podcast episode from Lynn Lyons, Psychotherapist, Anxiety and Children that answers two listeners questions:
A mom discovers her 15 year old has been thinking of drinking to manage her stress. What are the conversations parents should be having with their teens around stress, substance abuse and peer pressure?
And another mom raised by an anxious parent is trying to break the cycle with her daughters. She asks Lynn how to know when the voices inside her head are generational patterns of worry repeating or intuitive warnings. How does anxiety filter the decisions we make and the information we receive?