Does it sometimes feel like there's a worry monster taking root in your child's brain, fueled by all the uncertainty these days? Listen as Dr. Dan Peters shares an approach to tame the worry monster so your child can ease their mind and go from worrier to warrior!

 

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4 Comments

  1. SAN. on September 12, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    How do u as a reliever help a child to understand when he won’t stop crying . He does know me and l am mindful of the situation.
    How can l help the parents too who l really empathise with and the other children in the classroom and don’t want them upset too.
    I am a Speld tutor and a grandmother too.
    I enjoy reading your articles and books u suggest .
    Thank you.

    • BQ Admin on September 15, 2020 at 5:40 am

      When a child is upset, job #1 is to help them self-regulate. For this, we highly recommend Stuart Shanker’s book, Self Reg. He has a wonderful 5-step process. We don’t want to be problem solving in the heat of the moment. Once a child is in a calm state, we can work on some of the ideas Dr. Dan is proposing.

  2. Gail Gale on September 12, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    I was just talking to another parent about the anxiety her child is having about “everything” school- related. She is 7th grade and does not like to have her camera on for school. She has sleep problems and afraid to leave her room on many days. I am sending this to her, because she is looking for ideas.

  3. Jessie on September 14, 2020 at 9:54 am

    Extremely helpful video and I located the article with some specific actions (https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/worrier-warrior/201312/simple-steps-families-conquer-the-worry-monster). Our 10-year old grandson was diagnosed with severe anxiety disorder at age 7 and it hasn’t improved over the past 2 1/2 years. We have tried different strategies and have yet to find one that sticks. I am definitely going to try this one since he enjoys creating his own characters and developing the story lines. Perhaps Super D can conquer the Worry Monster. This is definitely a journey and not a race. Thank you for sharing your insight.

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