The 1 Method I Use to Help My Kids Get Through Anxiety Attacks That Works Every Time
The only thing worse than going through an anxiety attack yourself is watching a loved one go through one, especially if that person is your child. An anxiety attack can be a terrifying experience, leaving the person feeling like they're not in control of their emotions and body. It can also affect them physically. They may sweat and shake, have difficulty breathing, have an increased heart rate, and feel nauseous and dizzy. So, when this is your child, what do yo do?
One way to help them get through an anxiety attack is to have them practice an antianxiety technique called grounding. It's given the term grounding because the strategy's goal is to bring the person back to reality by using their five senses and keep them grounded. For my own kids, I have them do what I call "5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Blast Off." Over the years, this grounding technique has proven to be very successful. Although I do it with my kids, I often do it myself and it gets me through my own anxiety attacks, too. Here's how it works.