By Anita Ness, Founder of EMBRACE Calmer Kids
Negative self-talk can be incredibly harmful and damage a child’s self-esteem.
Anxious children may have thoughts like 'there's something wrong with me', or 'why can't I just be normal'. These are just some of the reasons I am so passionate about letting children know that ‘they are not broken’. That there is nothing wrong with them.
Anxious children will benefit from learning new strategies, or a different way of thinking. These will help them manage better when those big feelings take over, but that’s all they might need right now. This will help them to behave better, to cope better and to feel better about who they are.
I created this note to remind me to share with as many kids as possible, that although they may feel that they are too sensitive, too emotional or too anxious – or just too different – they are loved and they are ok.
If you would like to download a printable version, click here.
The thing they need to know is that they will be ok no matter what life sends their way. The emotions will pass. As a friend of mine says, ‘the stormy clouds will pass over and there will be blue skies again’.
Here is a printable that my 8 year old daughter created at the end of last year ‘just because’...
“It’s ok to be different. But don’t hide your inner you just to be like someone else, because there’s no one in the world like you!” By Kiara Ness. (Kiki said it was ok to share wiith you guys)
I would be thrilled if you would help me to share these snippets of love, acceptance and hope. So please click and share on Facebook, Instagram, or forward this on to a friend so they can join our community.
Founder of EMBRACE Calmer Kids