8 One-Minute Anxiety Relief Tools for Kids Big and Small

February 5, 2015 4:55 PM

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It took me over two decades of dealing with chronic worry to learn there is no one-size-fits-all-magic-pill solution for anxiety. I've also learned, however, there are some research-based methods that do work well for many people (including children) in a variety of situations. Since many of these ideas are pretty simple to implement, why not add them to your toolkit?

1. Breathe. We often think of the mind as a control center that commands the body. For example, if I want to type on a computer, my mind sends out multiple signals that culminate in having my fingers type on a keyboard. Here's the thing we forget: This process works in reverse -- the body can also c...

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