I find that relating to a child with anxiety helps..

Whenever a child has anxiety, I've found that NOT asking them questions or what's bothering them is the best way.. To give them words for how they're feeling and maybe tell a story about how you felt that way when you were younger.. If a child is having anxiety at a park, you can say something like, "it's a big place isn't it.. lots of kids we don't know yet".. something that makes them feel like you understand...

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Born: Novato, California
Current: Sherman Oaks, California
Birth: May 28
On Moms.com since: Aug 5, 2013
We live in Los Angeles, CA. I'm a writer, comedian, actor and single mom of two. Parenting is hard. I try to keep a sense of humor about it all and find the find the funny... in what is most likely NOT funny (i.e. boogers, meltdowns, homework, etc.).