Today, adults and children in live in chronic stress non-stop. The Telegram-channel “Psychological Support” collected advice based on an article by psychologist on how to help children who experience anxiety and uncertainty.
Children have a very flexible psyche, which allows them to adapt to the environment much easier and faster than adults. Yes, they often have states of anxiety and uncertainty. However, if a child grows up in a friendly and loving family, he is able to experience these conditions on his own – unconsciously, through drawing, sculpting, dancing, singing, playing and even running or jumping.
Of course, the attention of adults to the needs of the child is extremely important. After all, they help the child to form and cultivate emotional intelligence, which will be very useful to her over the years. We can analyze the child’s condition and emotions and call her in words what she is feeling at the moment. This will teach her to be attentive to herself and understand her own emotions and needs.
And children need rest. It may be seditious, but if the child is overwhelmed, he develops a feeling of anxiety, which can later develop into stress or neurosis. Give her a chance to relax – take an extra day off, skip the first lesson to sleep, do not do homework today, if you see that she does not have the strength.
On the one hand, it is easier with teenagers, because with them it is already possible to talk about emotions almost on an equal footing, and on the other – even more difficult. They have hormonal changes, the first “adult” problems and the belief that no one has ever encountered such problems. Parents are also beginning to raise their demands, although teenagers, as well as younger students, need attention, care and extra rest.