I know what it is like to be an anxious kid. I know what it is like to have an anxious kid.
Sadly, anxiety doesn’t discriminate based on age. Even a small child can be plagued by feelings of worry, fear, or panic. Recently, my sweet six-year-old niece dealt with the paralyzing fear of spiders in her bed at night. She would barely sleep due to her fear.
My own eight-year-old daughter has been dealing with her own anxiety over going back to school. She has had some sob-sessions where she is overwhelmed by the worry of returning to the classroom.
So how do we help kids face these fears?
My wife, Molly, and I sat down and spoke about how we’ve helped our kids face anxiety. In this video we discuss:
- The need to direct your kids to scripture and hope in the Lord.
- The need to be understanding when they are feeling anxious because you are feeling anxious.
- Practical ways to help your kids renew their thinking and dwell on God’s promises and desires.
I hope this is helpful to you. If it is, please share it with others, and don’t forget to snag a copy of “The End of Anxiety” today.