Learn to Relax
- Control your breathing by slowing it down and breathing from your diaphragm.
- Focus on relaxing your muscles; chances are that your brow is furrowed, your neck is hunched, your shoulders are high and taut and your fists may be clenched. You're in anxious mode.
- Think about the non-verbal message that you're giving to your child. If they can see you are anxious, they will become anxious too.
- Don't expect too much from yourself.