We can all be bogged down by negative thinking from time to time, such as calling ourselves mean names (e.g., “idiot” or “loser”), thinking no one likes us, expecting something, terrible will happen, or believing that we can’t overcome something no matter how hard we try. This is normal. No one thinks positively all of the time, particularly when feeling anxious. When we are anxious, we tend to see the world as a threatening and dangerous place.
An effective strategy to manage your anxiety is to replace anxious, negative thinking with realistic thinking. Download this guide to help your child work through anxious thoughts and replace them with more helpful, realistic thinking.