Teaching parents how to cope with a child’s anxiety
Teaching parents how to cope with a child’s anxiety
  • Effectively managing your own emotions will make it easier to respond to your child's anxiety.
  • Things like coping skills, mindfulness, support systems, and planning ahead can take a lot of the stress out of your life.
  • Remember not to take your child's behavior or anxiety personally.
Blood Tests: How to prepare your child
Blood Tests: How to prepare your child

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  • Be honest with your child, but don’t dwell on the negative.
  • Find a time to talk to your child when you can give your undivided attention and there is plenty of time to answer questions.
  • Staying calm yourself will help you focus on your child’s needs.
Tips on how to make shots easier for kids
Tips on how to make shots easier for kids

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  • Help reduce anxiety beforehand by giving minimal, age-appropriate warnings about the upcoming shot.
  • During the shot, stay calm and find ways to divert your child's attention with a treat, book, song, or other distraction.
  • For babies, things like swaddling and sucking can help reduce pain and crying.
Teaching Children How to Cope with Anxiety
Teaching Children How to Cope with Anxiety

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  • Anxiety is a normal part of life, but becomes a problem if it persists or starts to interfere with day-to-day life.
  • Some types of anxiety are a normal part of child development.
  • Help your child learn how to cope with anxiety by allowing them to talk and teaching them relaxation techniques.
Teaching Your Children How to Manage Stress
Teaching Your Children How to Manage Stress

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  • Stress is normal part of life, but too much stress can be unhealthy.
  • It is important to teach our children how to cope with stress in healthy ways.
  • Ways to help our children include proper sleep and nutrition, physical activity, predictable schedules, being a good example, and being there when they need us.
How To Help Your Shy Child
How To Help Your Shy Child

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  • It is important to understand why your child is "shy." Is it because of temperament, a stage of development, a lack of self-confidence, or a more serious issue?
  • Things like role-playing, playgroups, and being a good example can help shy children open up more.
  • Don't call your child shy or allow others to. Learn to embrace your child’s personality and let them be themselves.
Is Your Child Overscheduled?
Is Your Child Overscheduled?

Article at a Glance There is no “right” level of activity. It depends largely on your child and your family. Children who are overscheduled will show symptoms like depression, anxiety, irritability, restlessness, and over tiredness. Don’t let external pressures influence how much your child is involved in. Focus on what is right for your child. … Continue reading “Is Your Child Overscheduled?”

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