Adjusting as a family is essential if your child has been diagnosed with anxiety. While it may leave you feeling lost and like there is nothing you can do to help. Too often, children get left to process their feelings and emotions alone. Please continue reading to discover eight ways parents can support their child struggling with anxiety. Integrating these methods will not only help your struggling child but will also strengthen your family bond.
We know that parents tend to worry a lot about their children. But have you considered the long-term effects of this anxiousness on the child’s development? “Research of over 1,000 families found that stressed-out parents are more likely to raise their children with worse grades and higher levels of anxiety, despair, and violence.”
A 2010 survey showed that women are more likely to experience physical and emotional effects of stress, such as stomach upset, headache, and the urge to cry. More recent research found that working moms are “drowning in stress” as a result of the pressure that comes with impossible ideals at work and home.
Stress is an inevitable part of daily life. We all experience it, children and adults, alike. Granted, the stresses our kids face are quite different from ours, but that does not make them any less difficult or challenging. As adults, we also have the benefit of experience, so we’re often able to cope with our stressors better. Children, on the other hand, may find their stress-inducing situations much more overwhelming.
If your child has anxiety, he or she is not alone. In the United States, it is the most common mental health condition, impacting more than 40 million adults and 4.4 million children. Given these numbers, you may find yourself asking a common question: What can I do?
Moving to a different location is a challenging process that comes with a lot of stress. It becomes even more daunting if you need to move immediately or when you have little time to prepare for the move. The moving process involves many different formalities, including canceling all your subscriptions in your current home to packing your personal belongings, finding the ideal removalist, and moving to the new house.
You love your family. You care deeply about their well-being. Whether you wish for your kids to ace an upcoming test at school or hope your husband executes a big meeting at work, you always have your family’s best interest in mind. In today’s world, it’s very easy to become disconnected from each other, even while spending so much time together. Kids can escape to their devices, adults can get lost in the news of the world, sometimes you can find yourself focusing less on yourself and your own wellbeing and more on everything else that is out of control. Prioritizing your family’s mental health and overall wellbeing can be tricky. Below are a few ways you can improve them.
It’s no secret that motherhood is stressful. You worry about your crying newborn, your preschooler’s developmental milestones, and your teenager’s social life. In other words, there’s always something to worry about as your children grow up. Now, it’s also not a secret that motherhood is busy. You may wonder how you can blow off steam when all your free time goes to raising your kids. As it turns out, a bit of meditation can go a long way — and it might be time for you to incorporate this stress-relieving practice into your daily schedule. Here’s why.
When gearing up to have a conversation with someone you care about – especially if it’s a sensitive one – it’s normal to be nervous about saying the wrong thing. There’s no right or wrong way to go about checking in on someone’s health and wellbeing, but during times of stress, even the kindest of gestures can be taken out of context.
Bedtime routines aren’t just for children. Due to the current climate, monitoring your stress levels as a parent is more important than ever to ensure you can adequately wind down and get some rest. More than one in five Americans are sleeping worse than before the pandemic and lack of sleep can all take a toll on you and your families’ physical and mental health.