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Help your child with anxiety with these calming affirmations to ease children with anxiety…
Those who experience anxiety can understand how crippling it can be to an individual. I suffered tremendously with anxiety, particularly postpartum, and I was always on edge.
My oldest son James has been diagnosed with a sensory processing disorder and anxiety disorder – he is very anxious.
Any white noise makes him irritable, any loud noise puts him on edge, and he grinds his poor little teeth. Does this sound like your child? You will have to check out these amazing and positive affirmations for kids with anxiety.
Our young son Jaxson also experiences anxiety, but his symptoms are much different compared to his brother. When he is anxious, he usually hides and does some self ‘stemming’.
When we had family over for Christmas last year it was truly a full house. We are a family of four, my brother and grandma came, and my dad’s family (family of three). As you can see we had a total of 9 people in the house for an entire week!
When my brother in law and mother in law came that same weekend, we had a total of 12! Made our little guy very anxious.
We found that when change happens or if there are just too many people, Jaxson becomes anxious. When JJ hears that white noise, loud abrupt noises, or a shirt tag rubbing annoyingly on his shirt – he becomes anxious.
It all depends! BUT, once you know what your child’s triggers are you can take out these handy positive affirmations to calm your anxious child.
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How Anxiety Looks in Children
Anxiety will not look the same for every child – it’s not a one size fit all. There are many different types of anxiety disorders:
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Panic disorder
- Separation anxiety disorder
- Social anxiety disorder
- Specific phobias
- Sensory processing disorder (can cause anxiety as well)
As you can see anxiety can manifest and look entirely different. According to Anxiety, anxiety can be any number of these symptoms:
- Stomach aches
- Poor focus
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Why Positive Affirmations Will Help Your Child
Affirmations can greatly benefit your child with anxiety! What affirmations are, are a group of powerful phrases that will help your child think more positively – instead of negatively.
Self-affirmation may also help to mitigate the effects of stress.Mind Tools
The wonderful thing about affirmations is that you can use them anywhere and anytime. Is your child having a meltdown at the grocery store? Use a couple of these calming affirmations.
Is your child restless or crying because their dad is deployed (or away)? Calm them with these positive affirmations.
These affirmations can work in any situation!
How to Use Affirmations with Your Family
There is no wrong way of using affirmations! All you’ll have to do for you and your family is to pick the best strategy for you all. Use these following steps as a guideline for practicing affirmations:
- Pick a time of day.
- Repeat these positive affirmations to your child.
- Warm-up with deep breaths – count to three – repeat.
- Your child can repeat them aloud (or in their head).
- Have your child write them out in your journal.
Calming Affirmations for Children with Anxiety
- I am in control of my own emotions.
- I am brave.
- Today will be a great day.
- I am loved.
- I am beginning to feel calm.
- I can control how these thoughts make me feel.
- I will overcome my fears.
- I can do amazing things.
- I can control my temper.
- I am special.
- I am a wonderful son (or daughter).
- I am proud of my accomplishments.
- I am relaxed.
- I am going to be happy today.
- My family loves me just the way I am.
My Final Thoughts
Anxiety can be difficult for anyone, especially when it involves children. I personally experience anxiety, and it was particularly bad after having my first child. Over the years I have been able to overcome my feelings of anxiety through writing, working out, and affirmations.
Affirmations can and will work for your child too. Take it day by day, one step at a time. You’ve got this!
How do you calm your child with anxiety? Do you use positive affirmations for your anxious child as well?