Lynn Lyons, Psychotherapist, Anxiety and Children most recent podcast episode highlights tips for co-parenting in a pandemic. Children feel our stress, so let’s help and support our kids the best way we can!
Anxiety tends to be repetitive. Help your child build “Reminder Bridges” before anxiety shows up. Example – if your child always gets anxious before a test but ends up doing okay, remind them that this a pattern. Ask them what happened the last time worry showed up this way, help them see they were uncomfortable, uncertain, but they moved through it. This “Reminder Bridge” is their tool for the next time worry shows up this way. Connecting to these past successes through Reminder Bridges lays the groundwork for new neural pathways and through repetition defeats worry.
Check out this article from Lynn Lyons, LICSW!
Thank you to Lynn Lyons who visited Maine and provided one community presentation and one training for our service area! Lynn is an internationally recognized expert in the field of anxiety. To learn more about Lynn, visit her website here.