How to Address an Anxious Child’s Worries

A preoccupation with disaster is common in children with certain anxiety problems. Children with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) are especially affected by worries about major issues such as death.

As a parent, you can teach your child that while some fear is completely normal, it can be unhealthy to focus on what-ifs. Talk to your son or daughter about sources of anxiety and how to deal with them.

Read a detailed guide to easing your child’s anxiety by a licensed counselor by following the link below. You can also view a video about dealing with your child’s anxiety.