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

  • December 4, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    I like the tip about having kids picture when they inhale that there is a balloon in their belly filling up. Also to hold breath a few seconds. I have kids also as they exhale picture that they are wringing out a towel as that helps to squeeze out air and makes the next breath deeper.

    Dee

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  • December 30, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Everything was explained so well but you lost me at the end: what are gratitude exercises?

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    • December 30, 2014 at 1:59 pm

      Lindsay, there are lots of ways to express gratitude or appreciation for the good (big or small) things in a child’s life. You can ask your child questions to prompt gratitude: What went well in the last 24 hours? What was your favorite part of the day and why? What are 3 good things you appreciate right now? What do you spot right now (maybe in their bedroom) that you appreciate? Who is your favorite teacher and why? You get the idea. Gratitude is expressing thanks purposefully and really taking time to savor what’s going right. Hope this helps.

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  • March 31, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    This is wonderful. Is there a way to get a copy of it that can be printed?

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  • September 2, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Do you have a printable version of this? This is great!!

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  • March 19, 2016 at 2:21 am

    A very helpful blog. The only other comment I would like to have seen is:

    for the parent to beware taking aboard the child’s anxiety and therefore increasing it with an anxious response. The shared ‘anxiety’ treadmill is unhelpful.

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