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“Mommy, Why Do I Worry So Much?” Anxiety Explained via Infographic

“Mommy, why do I worry so much?”

At some point, children with anxiety want to understand why they are suffering from persistent worry. Try walking your child through this infographic. Kids love to learn that worry actually has a very specific purpose: protection. Sometimes this protection mechanism can go a little haywire, but there are ways to come back from the frenetic “flight-or-fight” mode into a calmer “rest-and-digest” state.

What is Anxiety? Infographic GoZen

Recognizing how and why the brain and body transform in moments of anxiety is a first step in helping alleviate the condition. We’d love to hear if this infographic helps your family and what questions are raised by kids after reviewing it.

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“Mommy, Why Do I Worry So Much?” Anxiety Explained via Infographic

Renee Jain, MAPP

Renee Jain is an award-winning tech entrepreneur turned speaker and certified life coach. She also holds a masters in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Renee specializes in cultivating skills of resilience in both adults and children. Her passion is taking research-based concepts and transforming them into fun and digestible learning modules. For children, she has created one-of-a-kind anxiety relief programs at GoZen! delivered via engaging animated shorts.


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Jain, R. (2017). “Mommy, Why Do I Worry So Much?” Anxiety Explained via Infographic. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 18, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/stress-better/2014/12/mommy-why-do-i-worry-so-much-anxiety-explained-via-infographic/

 

Last updated: 18 Nov 2017
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 18 Nov 2017
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