A new story from Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker


Um empathy all of those things that are useful in helping us to problem solved we don't do when we are overly anxious we don't think clearly so we really just now we but i'm talking about anxious children here live in a state of just react react react react they don't go wait a minute here's a reaction and then have a parent or them sit down and problem solved or recruit whatever part of their frontal lobe they can at tend to so to say okay here's my response and this is what i need to do what i'm hearing you say is they're just they react constantly without ever solving a problem in the moment and it just all cobb piles up on each other's at bright it is and then the natural tendency when on any of us having society or something uncomfortable is to avoid it natural but unfortunately that is the exam act opposite of what we want to do with anxiety because when we avoid it we get more sensitised to it and it grows even though in the short run we feel a little bit better can you repeat that that that's an outstanding point that i need you to repeat that 'cause i want everybody to hear that our roads our response to anxiety is avoidance correct it is it's our natural or spots and it makes sense because it's uncomfortable and we don't want to feel that the issue is when we avoid it we get more sunset ties to it or at grows how on the other hand if we can recognize that with the help of our parents if you will and their realization and we can confronted or face it at first it really is uncomfortable and that's hard but as we continue to face at this given tools are anxiety diminishes in shrinks and we feel better and that in essence is the treatment of anxiety both in terms of prophylaxis.

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