Emmet is not looking forward to gym class. What will everyone think when he is not very good at Dodge ball. Worrying about what others are going to think can ruin the fun- maybe making mistakes is not so bad after all.
Everybody experiences anxiety, it’s part of our ability to survive danger
It has nothing to do with strength, or courage, or character
Anxiety becomes a problem when it starts to affect a child’s quality of life
Tips and tricks:
Listen. Listen to their thoughts and feelings- respect their fear is real
Telling you child to stop worrying is not going to work
Remind them they are not alone
Don’t avoid situations that cause anxiety- anxiety has a way of growing when we give in to it. Keep trying scary situations.
Don’t give up