How To Help A Child Who Worries Too Much

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A worried kid needs attention. You might think that your kids have nothing to worry. Just because they don't have to earn money or do the household chores, it doesn't mean that kids are free from any worry.

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Kids may worry about their academics, exam tensions or any other issue in the school or at home. So, if a kid worries too much, you should first be curious to know about the reason instead of dismissing it.

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Do you know what to do when your child worries too much? Well, there are certain steps to be taken. Read on to know about them.


The Reason

Kids may generally worry about their scores, exams or about how their friends treat them in school. Class room bullies, failures and humiliation in front of other kids are some more reasons why kids generally worry. As a parent, try to investigate the reason fast.



Show some interest and start listening to the story of your kid. Make your kid feel comfortable so that he may tell his story. Encourage your child to express any type of concern so that you will know about the reasons fast.


Show Concern

When you show interest genuinely, your kid feels happy and supported. Assure your kid after carefully listening to the problem.



Teach your kid how to react when a problem arises and also teach how to solve it without any issues. This will help your kid discover the fact that problems do have solutions.


Show Big Picture

Assure your child by comforting him or her and tell that the big picture is better than the smaller one. Tell that problems in the present are only tests to grow up and reach bigger goals in the future.


Meaningless Worries

If your kid has any meaningless worries, for example, about the fate of the world if global warming increases, then without hurting your kid's feelings explain him that one should focus more on the present without worrying about the future.


Strenthen Your Kids

Be a support but strengthen your kids and make them self sufficient so that they can conquer their own worries without your help.

These are just a few tips. If you have any, please share them with us.

Read more about: kids, parenting
Story first published: Monday, September 14, 2015, 14:35 [IST]
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