Powerfully Positive Tips to Calm an Anxious Child While Boosting Confidence
When our child started shutting down it broke my heart. Suddenly, where she would have thrived before, she was self-doubting.
With the birth of each of our children it seems as if our world has shifted a little more. The skies become wider, the roads busier, and the world of possibilities more terrifying and beautiful. Yet, with all of the dreams and love, nothing could have prepared me for life with an anxious child. Surely, our well-rounded kids would never face the struggles of false insecurities.
Oh, wrong I was.
When our child started shutting down it broke my heart. Suddenly, where she would have thrived before, she was self-doubting. I could see the wheels of her mind turning. She was replaying every interaction in memory while her fidgeting feet, twisting hands, and nauseas belly told me all I needed to know about what was wrong.
Anxiety is real. Anxiety is palpable. Anxiety is a beast.