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Ep 2. - How Can I Help My Anxious Kid?

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This is the All Pro Dad podcast, where in each episode dads of all ages dive into just one question. Today, we ask, “How can I help my anxious kid?”

Millions of people around the world struggle with anxiety. That includes our
children. How do we help them handle those feelings? Ted Lowe, Mark Merrill,
Buck Buchanan, and BJ Foster break it down into digestible steps.

Raising an anxious child can be challenging. As parents, it’s our job to love them
well while helping them deal with their feelings. Let them know that it’s OK to
feel anxious, and that you are there to support them. Empathize and encourage
them to share their thoughts and feelings. Your son or daughter needs to know
you are a safe place.

If your child’s anxiety is severe or if it is interfering with his or her daily life, it may
require seeking professional help. A therapist can help your child develop a
personalized treatment plan that will address his or her specific needs.

Today’s Pro Move: List what makes your kids anxious and how you’d like to respond
to them.


Other resources

The 1 Thing That Helped My Child’s Anxiety

10 Ways to Curb Anxiety in Children

5 Ways Parents Cause Their Teens Anxiety

3 Powerful Questions Every Leader Should Ask

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