When our children worry or are hesitant about doing new things, it’s tempting to try to reassure them that everything will be OK. But that strategy is often ineffective, and it can even make children feel worse.
In this episode, you will learn:
- Why trying to help our kids feel better backfires
- Two strategies that will help your child feel more confident in their own ability to handle situations that they might normally want to avoid.
- What you need in order to increase the likelihood that your child will use these strategies
Mentioned in this episode:
Rachel Bailey’s Parenting Academy: Get answers to your personal questions, solutions for your individual situation, and support with taking action and staying on track
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 30: How to Support Kids When They’re Worried or Afraid
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 101: Tips to Keep Your Cool, No Matter What Your Children are Doing
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 88: How to Make it Easier for Children to Use Healthy Coping Strategies
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EPISODE SUMMARY + ACTION TO TAKE
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