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6 ways to help a child with anxiety

Anxiety is a common experience for children, and it can manifest in different ways depending on the child's age and personality. Have a look at our dedicated article which highlights the common signs of anxiety in children.

It's important to note that some level of anxiety is normal and even beneficial for children, as it helps them learn to cope with stress and challenges. However, if anxiety interferes with daily life, a child may need extra support to help them manage their worries.

Here are some effective ways to help children with anxiety:

1. Validate their feelings

Let your child know that it's okay to feel anxious and that their feelings are valid. This will help them feel heard and understood.

2. Teach them coping skills

Help your child learn relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, visualisation, or progressive muscle relaxation. These techniques can help them calm down when they feel anxious.

3. Provide a safe space

Create a safe and calm environment at home where your child can relax and feel secure.

4. Encourage healthy habits

Encourage your child to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and get enough sleep. These habits can help reduce anxiety.

5. Talk to them

Communicate with your child regularly and encourage them to express their feelings. Listen to what they have to say and offer support and guidance when needed.

6. Seek professional help

If your child's anxiety is severe or interfering with their daily life, seek professional help. An experienced professional can help your child to develop coping skills and strategies to manage their anxiety.

Remember that every child is unique, and what works for one child may not work for another. Be patient and keep trying different strategies until you find what works best for your child.

If your child is suffering with anxiety and would like to try our anxiety workshops, contact Prepped on 01284 658777 or email


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