Shannon Philpott-Sanders

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Teaching an Anxious Child Coping Techniques

Screen shot 2013-03-27 at 5.21.03 PMPublished March 2013: Mom.Me

Teaching an Anxious Child Coping Techniques
Positive affirmations and other tips for calming a stressed-out kid

Article Excerpt:

While most children are inquisitive by nature, children who are anxious often take the concept of an inquiring mind to another level. They exhibit signs of stress, ask a lot of questions and sometimes even struggle with frequent headaches and stomachaches.

“Anxious children are ‘what if’ kids,” says Dr. Tamar Chansky, Philadelphia-based psychologist and author of “Freeing Yourself from Anxiety.” “They think ahead, need to know all the details, worry about what’s going to happen and are saddled with an imagination that fills in the blanks with worst-case scenarios.” If your child is anxious on a regular basis, provide him with the tools and skills to cope with anxiety on his own and with the help of the entire family.

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– Shannon Philpott

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March 27, 2013 - Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , ,

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