How to Activate Self-Confidence and Destroy Anxiety In Your Child.

Updated: Sep 14

Did you know this week is WORLD Mental Awareness Week?

According to “ Psychology Today “

  • A new study has shown that parent-child anxiety disorder transmission occurs more when the child is the same sex as their parent.

  • Although genes are still relevant, anxiety disorders are also passed down through modeling and vicarious learning.

  • There are steps you can take to help yourself and your children if you are a parent with anxiety.


As the new school year starts, it is more important than ever to prioritize kids mental health. With all the changes and uncertainity surrounding them, it's crucial that we give them the support they need to thrive. Here are some things you can do to help.

1. Make sure they feel heard

It's important that your child feels like their opinions and feelings matter. When they see that you're interested in what they have to say, it builds trust and fosters open communication. This will be especially important if they're struggling with something.

Be supportive and understanding.

If your child is having a hard time adjusting to a new class or teacher, be open to listening to their concerns and brainstorming solutions together. Remember that it’s normal for kids to feel some anxiousness about starting something new – offer reassurance and encouragement, but resist the urge to fix the problem for them. Help them build confidence in their ability to handle whatever comes their way.

2. Keep a routine

Routines are important for managing anxiety.

Routines provide a sense of stability and normalcy during times of change. While things might look different this year, try to stick to a regular schedule as much as possible. This will help your child feel more comfortable and secure.

As much as possible, try to stick to regular bedtimes and mealtimes during the week. weekend days, and have a designated time and place for homework. This will help reduce stress and provide structure during the week.

3. Check in often

Checking in regularly will let them know that you're there for them and that you care about their wellbeing. It's also a good opportunity to see how they're really doing and to offer any support they may need.

3. Encourage positive coping strategies.

Teach your kids healthy ways to cope with stress, such as exercise, journaling, or deep breathing exercises. Model these behaviors yourself – let your child see you managing your own stress in positive ways. And avoid using substances (alcohol, tobacco, etc.) as coping mechanisms – these can quickly become unhealthy habits.

4. Make time for connection.

It’s easy to get so caught up in after-school activities, homework, and extracurriculars that family time gets short shrift. But quality time with loved ones is crucial for managing stress and maintaining mental well-being. Each week, make sure to schedule at least one activity that everyone can enjoy together – whether it’s watching a movie, going for a nature walk, or playing a game of catch in the backyard.

In Conclusion:

The start of a new school year is an exciting time – but it can also be stressful for kids (and adults!). By establishing routines, being supportive, teaching positive coping mechanisms, and making time for connection, we can help our kids navigate this transition with confidence and ease. Let’s make this the best school year yet!