5 Ways to Help Children Cope with Emergencies

5 Ways to Help Children Cope with Emergencies

Emergencies Also Affect Children It doesn’t matter how old your child is; they will have strong feelings during and after an emergency. For some children, the emotions show right away. They’ll display signs of distress like crying, wailing, and anger. Other children may keep their emotions inside, then react when things have settled down. The following are five ways you can help children cope when emergencies occur in their lives. 1.   Provide Attention and Reassurance When an emergency or disaster occurs, adults often become focused on the crisis itself. Even afterward, caregivers may be dealing with their struggles. Children may...

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The Vicious Cycle of Anxiety and How to Break It

The Vicious Cycle of Anxiety and How to Break It

Everyone feels stress and anxiety from time to time. It helps us overcome daily struggles and pushes us to improve ourselves. However, there are times when the brain misjudges the need for anxiety, and it can cause problems instead. In these cases, anxiety can become disruptive and become a disorder. Anxiety is Common If you are experiencing anxiety, know that it's common, and you're not alone. According to the National Institute of Health, anxiety disorders are the most common forms of mental illness in the US. About 1 in 5 adults are affected each year. For children and adolescents, about...

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