A number of resources are available to help you reduce both your own and your child’s stress. Relaxation techniques are the most commonly used methods, including meditation, visual imagery, deep breathing and progressive muscle relaxation. Feel free to click on the links on the right to try a few of these exercises and find one that works for you.
In addition, a number of books are available to help children who experience significant anxiety. Many of these are easily purchased online or in most book stores. Here are a few examples:
Helping Your Anxious Child: a Step-by-Step Guide for Parents, Second Edition – Ronald Rapee et al.
Keys to Parenting Your Anxious Child – Katherina Manassis
Freeing Your Child from Anxiety: Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child’s Fears, Worries and Phobias – Tamar Chansky
Teenagers and Stress: a Guide to Help You to Relax and Overcome Stress – Charmaine Saunders