Thanksgiving Meditation

On this day of gratitude in the US, I'd like to offer this meditation to you. Enjoy!

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Breathing Exercise

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How many of you have a child who suffers from anxiety or worries “too much?” It’s more common than we previously thought.

Read the Article Here:
6 Healthy Habits to Teach Kids Who Worry Too Much

The 6 steps are:

  1. Make a worry list.
  2. Practice thinking strategies.
  3. Don’t skimp on sleep.
  4. Make good nutrition a priority.
  5. Get some exercise.
  6. Don’t underestimate distraction.

My personal favorite is “don’t skimp on sleep” – I see a clear correlation between sleep and behavior/attitude/irritability in me, my own kids, and in other kids who I know pretty well. I think we underestimate the importance of sleep. And the truth is, it’s a pretty simple solution for so many of our problems.

For our kids, this trickles down into fears like “I won’t be able to pass my spelling test,” “I won’t do well in soccer practice” or “I’m not smart enough or cool enough for my friends.”

And here is my all-time favorite article on this subject:

9 Things Every Parent with an Anxious Child Should Try

I wonder…when you read this article, can you see yourself in it? Perhaps we all could use these tips to manage our adult worries. We may think our worries are more important or that in some way we “need” to worry, but their worries are just age-appropriate and will grow up to be adult worries if we don’t model how to worry less. Worry really does keep us from living in this present moment and doesn’t typically help the situation. Which habit do you think might most help you as you kick your worrying to the curb?

What has your experience been with an anxious child? Do you have any tips to share? Please leave your thoughts below in the comments.


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