In this episode, I'm sharing 14 ways my husband and I work to help my son manage anxiety. These tips can be used for kids and many are applicable to adults too.
These tips are ones we personally use in our home. I am not a medical professional, nor should this be taken as medical advice. This episode should also not be used to diagnose any type of mental illness. If you have questions or concerns about this, please check with your primary doctor (or your child's).
These are just tips that have helped our child with his anxiety that we wanted to share in case they can help you too.
If you or a child you know are in a crisis, please contact the free, 24/7 Crisis Text Line by texting 'HOME' to 741741.
Resources mentioned in this episode (some links may contain affiliate links, which helps support our amazing guests and this podcast):
-The What if Monster
-A little spot of anxiety
Meditations on Insight Timer:
-Sleep Friend Meditation for Children
-Anxiety Relief for Kids
-A Kid Shaped Pool: Bedtime Practice
-Stuff to chew on (dino toy and Taggies blankets)
-Journal, coloring, or a puzzle
-54321 grounding exercise (name 5 things you see, 4 things you hear, 3 things you feel, 2 things you smell, 1 thing you taste)
Deep breathing (check Insight Timer for guided breathing exercises, or pretend you are blowing up a balloon in your belly)
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