As a mom, it can be heartbreaking to see your child struggling with anxiety and moments of panic. The last three years have taken its toll. In my home too. You want to do everything in your power to help them, but sometimes it feels like you just don't know what to do. If your child is struggling with anxiety, here are five tips that may help.

1. Be open and honest about anxiety. 
The first step is to talk about anxiety openly and honestly with your child. Explain what anxiety is and how it can manifest itself physically, emotionally, and behaviorally. Let them know that it's normal to feel anxious sometimes, but if they're feeling anxious all the time or their anxiety is interfering with their daily life, it's time to seek help from a professional.

2. Help them understand their triggers. 
Anxiety often has triggers, so it's important to help your child identify what theirs are. Once they know what sets off their anxiety, they can start to develop a plan for how to deal with those triggers when they arise. 

3. Develop a support system. 
A support system is crucial for anyone dealing with anxiety, but it's especially important for children. Help your child develop a network of supportive people—whether that's family members, friends, teachers, or counselors—who they can rely on when they're feeling anxious. 

4. Promote healthy coping mechanisms. 
There are lots of healthy ways to cope with anxiety, but not all of them will work for every child. Some common coping mechanisms include exercise, journaling, and deep breathing exercises. Help your child find the coping mechanism that works best for them and encourage them to use it when they're feeling anxious.
If your child is suffering pressures and stresses, you know how debilitating they can be. 

Essential oils can be a helpful tool for managing anxiety and reducing the frequency and intensity of moments of panic. Some essential oils have calming and relaxing properties that can help to ease anxious thoughts and promote a sense of peace. Other oils can help to balance the nervous system and reduce the physical symptoms of anxiety, such as rapid heartbeat and shallow breathing. To use essential oils for times like this, your child can add a few drops to a diffuser or inhale them directly from the bottle. You can also apply them to your skin, diluted in a carrier oil. Experiment with different oils to find the ones that work best, and remember that it may take some time to see results. With regular use, however, essential oils can help to significantly reduce these worries and improve your quality of life. We enjoy Lavender, Bergamot, Cedarwood, German Chamomile, Stress Away and Ylang Ylang.

5. Seek professional help if necessary. 
If your child is struggling to manage their anxiety on their own, don't hesitate to seek professional help from a therapist or counselor who specializes in treating anxiety in children. They can provide valuable tools and resources that will help your child learn how to cope with their anxiety in a healthy way.

If your child is struggling with anxiety, you may feel helpless and unsure of what to do. But there are lots of things you can do as a parent to help your child manage their anxiety in a healthy way. Start by talking about anxiety openly and honestly with your child, helping them identify their triggers, developing a supportive network of people, promoting healthy coping mechanisms, and seeking professional help if necessary. With your support, your child can learn how to manage their anxiety in a way that works for them and live a happy and fulfilling life despite their challenges.


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