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What Makes Me Anxious - Parent 1
Your student is participating in classroom activities helping them learn 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.
Here a just a few ideas to help get the conversation started:
- Discuss what clues help them know someone is anxious.
- trying to avoid others
- face looks worried (scrunched up eyebrows)
- can’t pay attention to teacher or learning
- always looking at door or outside
- Allow your child to share how they feel when others are anxious.
- You may also want to share your own situations that cause you to feel worried or anxious.
- Talk with your child about what makes them anxious or worried.
- Discuss with them what you can do to help them when they are anxious.
- You may ask them about the coping skills cards they may have made in class.
- Offer your own coping strategies for lessening anxiety or worry.
- Be sure to discuss that it is natural to feel worried or anxious. The important part is to talk to someone you trust about the feelings and use a strategy to lessen that feeling.
- Role play situations that make your child anxious and allow them to use their coping tools/cards that they made and learned about in class.