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Are the emotions of your anxious child being overlooked?

Thursday, April 06, 2023

Thursday, April 06, 2023

Are the emotions of your anxious child being overlooked?

Thursday, April 06, 2023

Are the emotions of your anxious child being overlooked?

If the emotions of your anxious child are being overlooked in life's chaos, this strategy will reduce their anxiety and fulfil their needs.

Have you ever considered whether your anxious child’s emotions are being overlooked in the daily chaos of life?

Let’s face it… life is busy enough for any parent and it has possibly intensified since resuming normal activities after Covid restrictions.

It can be stressful especially when your child is adding drama to your day…

…refusing to get dressed…

…complaining because they don’t like the breakfast you’ve made for them…

…resisting as you try to get them out the door to school.

You simply don’t have the time to deal with it!

If this is what’s happening for you, don’t beat yourself up. That’s not going to help. It’s a normal part of parenting, especially when you have an anxious child.

What your child needs is to feel listened to.

They need to be heard – and heard now!

In the content-filled video below I'll show you a clear 3-step strategy to reduce the amount of stress you have to face. At the same time, it will help you meet your child’s emotional needs right when they need it.

Parenting Can Be Challenging

Hello, it's Sue Stevenson here. Do you find yourself drowning in the busyness of life?

Feeling guilty because you just don't have the time to give your child the attention they need?

Let's face it, being a parent can be a tough gig, especially when you're trying to juggle work and family life. And on top of that, you've got an anxious child demanding all your attention.

You feel totally stretched in every direction, and you feel massive parent guilt because you just don't have the time to give your child the attention they need.

You're trying to get out the door in the mornings and, yet again, your child's telling you they feel sick.

Oh, in those moments, it's so hard not to become frustrated and lose patience with your child!

I totally get that. You hear that voice in your head saying, “If only we could get through the day without the fuss and drama, life would be just so much easier.”

And the thing is, your child is not behaving this way to be difficult. The truth is, they're simply not coping with how to regulate their emotions in that moment.

What Do They Need?

What they really need is your patience, understanding, and guidance.

They don't need you to fix the problem and make it go away, which is what most parents naturally try to do. Rather than fix the problem or lose patience with your child for being difficult, what your child really needs is for you to stop and pay attention to their emotional needs.

So rather than focusing on the fact that your house is a mess, or your life feels like it's spinning out of control, to reduce the amount of stress in your household you need to make sure your child's emotional needs are being met by giving your child the attention they need.

Now, stay with me here because I get that this sounds so much easier said than done.

The 3-Step Strategy

So here are three things I want you to do.

I want you to stop, look, and listen. And here's how you do it.

1. Firstly, stop what you're doing.

Take a breath in, big breath in and out, and just ground yourself and pay attention to what your child really needs. Now what I mean by that is to really tune into your child and aim to connect with them.

2. And then secondly, look directly at your child.

Now, this may mean that you need to crouch down to their level if you've got a little one, but what you really need to do is look directly into their eyes and show them that you are right here with them.

3. Then number three is listen to your child.

Pay full attention to what they're saying and take them seriously because they're not intentionally being difficult because of how they're feeling. What they're feeling is very real to them.

So when you do stop, look and listen, your child feels like they matter to you, which means their number one emotional need is being met.

To reduce your child's anxiety and pay them the attention they need, I want you now to stop, look, and listen to your child as often as possible so they feel like they really matter to you.

Look after your child, yourself, and your family with this super simple and incredibly powerful strategy:


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Let’s face it… life is busy enough for any parent and it has possibly intensified since resuming normal activities after Covid restrictions.

It can be stressful especially when your child is adding drama to your day…

…refusing to get dressed…

…complaining because they don’t like the breakfast you’ve made for them…

…resisting as you try to get them out the door to school.

You simply don’t have the time to deal with it!

If this is what’s happening for you, don’t beat yourself up. That’s not going to help. It’s a normal part of parenting, especially when you have an anxious child.

What your child needs is to feel listened to.

They need to be heard – and heard now!

In the content-filled video below I'll show you a clear 3-step strategy to reduce the amount of stress you have to face. At the same time, it will help you meet your child’s emotional needs right when they need it.

Parenting Can Be Challenging

Hello, it's Sue Stevenson here. Do you find yourself drowning in the busyness of life?

Feeling guilty because you just don't have the time to give your child the attention they need?

Let's face it, being a parent can be a tough gig, especially when you're trying to juggle work and family life. And on top of that, you've got an anxious child demanding all your attention.

You feel totally stretched in every direction, and you feel massive parent guilt because you just don't have the time to give your child the attention they need.

You're trying to get out the door in the mornings and, yet again, your child's telling you they feel sick.

Oh, in those moments, it's so hard not to become frustrated and lose patience with your child!

I totally get that. You hear that voice in your head saying, “If only we could get through the day without the fuss and drama, life would be just so much easier.”

And the thing is, your child is not behaving this way to be difficult. The truth is, they're simply not coping with how to regulate their emotions in that moment.

What Do They Need?

What they really need is your patience, understanding, and guidance.

They don't need you to fix the problem and make it go away, which is what most parents naturally try to do. Rather than fix the problem or lose patience with your child for being difficult, what your child really needs is for you to stop and pay attention to their emotional needs.

So rather than focusing on the fact that your house is a mess, or your life feels like it's spinning out of control, to reduce the amount of stress in your household you need to make sure your child's emotional needs are being met by giving your child the attention they need.

Now, stay with me here because I get that this sounds so much easier said than done.

The 3-Step Strategy

So here are three things I want you to do.

I want you to stop, look, and listen. And here's how you do it.

1. Firstly, stop what you're doing.

Take a breath in, big breath in and out, and just ground yourself and pay attention to what your child really needs. Now what I mean by that is to really tune into your child and aim to connect with them.

2. And then secondly, look directly at your child.

Now, this may mean that you need to crouch down to their level if you've got a little one, but what you really need to do is look directly into their eyes and show them that you are right here with them.

3. Then number three is listen to your child.

Pay full attention to what they're saying and take them seriously because they're not intentionally being difficult because of how they're feeling. What they're feeling is very real to them.

So when you do stop, look and listen, your child feels like they matter to you, which means their number one emotional need is being met.

To reduce your child's anxiety and pay them the attention they need, I want you now to stop, look, and listen to your child as often as possible so they feel like they really matter to you.

Look after your child, yourself, and your family with this super simple and incredibly powerful strategy:


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