How to Help Your Young Child Cope With Anxiety

By Makenzie Wesner, N.P.

Photo by Leo Rivas on Unsplash

As children grow, they engage in exploration and learning that challenges them to become increasingly independent. This can be a simultaneously exciting and frightening process. An anxious child may feel afraid to leave Mom or Dad’s side on the first day of preschool, nervous to take that initial jump into the deep end of the pool, fearful of the unfamiliar.