How Can I Help My Anxious Child?

October 2022

Anxiety among children ages 6 to 17 has increased over time. When children are chronically anxious, it can affect many aspects of their lives, at school and in the community. As much as parents want to protect their children from their fears, the goal isn't to eliminate anxiety, but to help them to better manage it. Here are some helpful pointers from The Child Mind Institute and VeryWell Family:

https://childmind.org/

https://www.verywellfamily.com/

6 Fun Halloween Mindfulness Exercises for Kids

https://www.mindfullittleminds.com/6-fun-halloween-mindfulness-exercises-for-kids/

Mindful Little Minds has playful and fun activities that will help your child learn about emotions and how to manage them, such as pumpkin breathing, Halloween sensory walk, spooky Halloween calm down jar, mindful coloring, mindful eating, and spider races!

October 10 is World Mental Health Day - Make mental health and well-being for all a global priority!

This newsletter is a joint collaboration of the DOE Central District's School Social Workers and Human Services Professionals. The purpose is to highlight information that you may find useful, and does not serve as a comprehensive list. We do not endorse any specific organization. Mahalo!