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What Makes Me Anxious - Parent 2

Foundational

Parents

Your child is participating in classroom activities focused on learning what makes them feel anxious or worried. We would love for you to keep the discussion going at home!

Definition: Anxiety is the feeling of worry or nervousness; an uneasy feeling.

  • Feelings of worry or anxiousness are common and ok.
  • Your body often tells you when you are becoming anxious.
  • Discuss with your child what clues help them know they are feeling anxious.
  • Share your own clues to feeling anxious.
  • Discuss strategies/coping skills that can help you feel less anxious or less worried.
  • Allow your child to share how they feel when others are anxious.

Activity

  • Talk with your child about what makes them anxious.
  • Discuss with them what you can do to help them when they are anxious or feeling worried.
  • Role play situations that make your child anxious and allow them to use their coping cards/skills.