Preschool children experience anxiety for a variety of reasons including transitions, changes to their routines or disruptions in the home. Some children simply have a higher ‘set’ anxiety level than others. If your preschooler is experiencing anxiety, try these tips to get him feeling happy and calm.
Tips to Decrease Anxiety Levels in Preschoolers:
- Model good social skills. When a child sees his parents having meaningful friendships, he will be more inclined to want to make friends of his own.
- Act as an intermediary for the child in social situations. Help the child introduce himself to other kids. Encourage the kids to play with toys, or suggest a game. Setting up regular play dates can be helpful. Even if the children don’t play directly with each other, being around other kids can help a child become less shy. Read more