We can't stop our child from getting worried, just like we can't stop them from feeling sad. It is one of our uncomfortable emotions and it usually pops up when we are doing something for the first time or thinking about doing something for the first time.
So, we need to stop putting our energies into hoping our child will not experience worry and start putting our energies into preparing them to handle when it happens.
Things to do when you are worried
Learn how your body changes when worry shows up so you can spot it fast.
Take a deep breath and blow that worried feeling out of your body
Remember everyone has worries, it's a normal feeling
Talk to a trusted grown-up about how you are feeling- sharing our worries reduces the size of them.
Say your worries name out loud for all the world to hear - they feel bigger when they stay in your head.
Draw your worry - make it look silly not scarry
Ask your worry questions, get comfortable being around it
Think about the purpose of this worry- what is it trying to tell you?
Imagine yourself in the future having faced your worry and being happy and successful.
Remind yourself you are Wise for your Size and you've got this!
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