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How to talk to children about anxiety and stress

Learning how to talk to children about anxiety and stress in a way that they understand is a really useful skill for parents to learn. This quick 3-minute video talks about using imagery that appeals to your child to simplify what is happening in their brain when they feel stressed or anxious. This can really help them to understand their big emotional responses and learn what they can do to calm themselves down.

The longer video tutorial on self-soothe strategies mentioned here is available to download via this link.

 

How to talk to children about anxiety, blog by Anita Cleare

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When children are anxious or overwhelmed by big emotions, self soothe strategies can help them to calm down and avoid a meltdown. This free video explains how to teach self soothe strategies to your child and offers a variety of self soothe ideas for you to try out.

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