Strategies to help your child manage worries and fears

These symptoms can feel so tough to manage—and the whole family can feel it. Together we can start to get you some relief. To help you manage your child’s symptoms before your appointment, we wanted to share some strategies you can start using today. 

One of the strategies we’ve found useful was developed at the Yale Child Study Center. It combines science-backed strategies and live coaching support to help you support your child through the worries or fears they’re having. 

We’ll walk you through some ways you can support your child when they’re feeling this way. 

We’ll use these strategies as a part of your child’s care. Try them out! 

Supportive statements: A supportive statement has two important ingredients:  

1) Acceptance (of your child’s anxiety or symptoms); and 

2) Confidence (that your child will be able to cope with their anxiety or symptoms)

For example, say something like, “I know this is so hard for you, but I know that you have the ability in you to get through this.” 

Try this out, and see how your child responds. 

We know this is tough stuff, and we’ll be with you every step of the way. We can’t wait to start moving forward, together. See you soon!