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What Makes Me Anxious - Parent 1

Basic

Parents

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.

Activity

  • 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.