PREVENTING AND MANAGING ANXIETY IN CHILDREN

Why this resource is helpful:

Anxiety and depression are becoming more and more prevalent in children, especially now that many of our social connections have become more distanced. Fortunately, there are evidence-based steps we can all take to not only help prevent and manage anxiety and other mental health concerns in our children, but help them develop strong and lasting emotional well-being. While this is especially important for parents who tend to be on the anxious side yourselves, which increases risk of anxiety in your children, this is also relevant to any parent to help you maximize your children"s mental health and resiliency. So if you"ve been concerned about mental health outcomes in your children, it"s good to know there"s a simple approach that can make a huge difference. It"s both remarkably simple yet takes a good deal of practice and mindfulness.

Here"s a great article from The Atlantic that does a fantastic good job describing the approach. It"s fascinating how well-meaning gestures that we do out of love and desire for our children"s wellbeing can potentially backfire in unintended ways. The pioneer of the S.P..C.E. approach that the article references, Eli Lebowitz, PhD, has written a book for parents titled "Breaking Free of Child Anxiety and OCD: A Scientifically Proven Program for Parents" which as of the time of this post has not been released yet but is available for preorder here.

Quoted From: https://www.trailheadpediatrics.com/blog-content/2020/9/5/reducing-anxiety-in-children

Search Mental Health Providers Find Similar Resources

Related resources:

#

Relaxation techniques

Relaxation techniquesRelaxation techniques: Try these steps to reduce stress Relaxation techniques can reduce stress symptoms and help you enjoy a better quality of life, especially if you have an illness. Explore relaxation ...

Relaxation techniques
#

Nine Essential Qualities of Mindfulness

Most people these days are stressed out by the fast pace of life, economy, and worries about the future. In a recent survey, conducted in the UK, a whopping 86 percent ...

Nine Essential Qualities of Mindfulness
#

Relax like a Boss - 15 Relaxation Techniques To Reduce Stress

Who doesn't need more tools in their tool box for managing stress and anxiety??? Here are some more! ...

Relax like a Boss - 15 Relaxation Techniques To Reduce Stress