If you have any doubts as to how to freeing your child from anxiety, just ask them; and I bet they have no answers for you. Anxiety is the most common mental health issue facing so many young people today, especially those in their teenage years. While it is normal to have some amount of nervousness or fear, that is healthy in a healthy body. However, when it becomes excessive, and starts to interfere with everyday life and causing problems in your life, then you have a problem.
Unfortunately, anxiety is also the most widely misdiagnosed mental disorder in America today, so many parents are buying “cured” or “treatable” medications to treat their kids’ anxiety. If you’ve ever seen the commercials for these medications, they all essentially say the same thing; “this pill will relieve your child’s anxiety symptoms”. No parent wants to give medication to their child, because they don’t trust the drug companies. They believe the drugs are addictive and will cause their child harm over time. They are right to be concerned about this, but taking medication does not have to result in the kind of side effects that you may be fearing.
The reason natural anxiety cures work is because they are not addictive, nor do they result in harmful side effects. You can free your child from anxiety attacks forever simply by changing his or her thinking, attitude, and behavior towards certain events in life. It may not sound like such a huge task, but if you understand what makes anxiety attacks different from other forms of mental problems, then you can change a child’s thinking in a very short period of time.
One of the biggest causes of anxiety in children is negative social expectations. You may have heard this phrase before; “the social expectations of children are more important than the actual mental expectations”. What does this mean? It means that if you raise a child who believes that he or she is less worthy than other children, then that child will grow up to be shy and avoid forming social connections. This will lead to an anxiety-ridden life, one filled with low self-esteem, depression, and an inability to form relationships in the real world.
What is the first step towards freeing your child from anxiety? It’s very important that you do not punish your child when it comes to his or her behavior. Children learn from their parents and if you punish them, then you are actually hurting them. Hitting a child is not the same as hitting a dog or punching a soccer ball. While these things may seem violent to some people, to a child they are a way to get what they want; and they are a major part of a child’s behavior patterns.
If your child is misbehaving, it is crucial that you look at what is going on with him or her before you decide to punish them. If your child is screaming because he or she is in pain; then it is important that you give the child relief from that pain. If you are playing in the front yard and your child starts crying because they are scared of the dark; then you need to let them know there is a safe place to play. By taking the time to listen to your child, you are paving the way to a better tomorrow.