“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.
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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