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9 Powerful Techniques for Every Parent with An Anxious Child

Take your child from fear to freedom with research-based coping skills you can implement today. Teaching tools included!
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Created by Renee Jain
Last updated 4/2015
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  • 2 Supplemental Resources
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What Will I Learn?
HI PARENTS! You will be able to teach your kids all of these techniques and more:
YAY! Understand why all humans worry (and how this simple awareness reduces anxiety)
WOW! Transform anxious thoughts into logical ones
KAZAAM! Nip those pesky "what-if" questions in the bud once and for all
AAAH. Practice simple mindfulness exercises to sleep better
OM! Relax like the ancients with a research-based meditation
POOF! Vanquish negative thoughts
THANKS! Cultivate gratitude for the good stuff
CHILL! Take these skills with them to use anywhere at any time!
THRIVE! Go beyond reducing the negative by uncovering your superpowers
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  • Before you start this course as a parent, please take a moment of self-compassion. Watching your child suffer from anxiety can be painful, frustrating, and confusing. There is not one parent that hasn't wondered at one time or another if they are the cause of their child's anxiety. Here's the thing, research shows that anxiety is often the result of multiple factors (i.e., genes, brain physiology, temperament, environmental factors, past traumatic events, etc.). Please keep in mind, you did not cause your child's anxiety, but you can help them overcome it.

Join over 500 parents who have signed up for the course!

As all the kids line up to go to school, your child turns to you and says, "I don't want to take the bus. My stomach hurts. Please don't make me go." You cringe and think, Here we go again. What should be a simple morning routine explodes into a daunting challenge.

If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. It hurts to watch your child worry over situations that, frankly, don't seem that scary. Here's the thing: To your child's mind, these situations are genuinely threatening. And even perceived threats can create a real nervous system response. We call this response anxiety and I know it well.

I'd spent the better part of my childhood covering up a persistent, overwhelming feeling of worry until, finally, in my early twenties, I decided to seek out a solution. What I've learned over the last two decades is that while there is no one-size-fits-all solution for anxiety, there are a plethora of great research-based techniques that can help manage it -- many of which are simple to learn. This course provides 9 actionable, practical, research inspired ideas that parents of anxious children can try right away.

A broad overview of the awesome stuff in the course:

  • 9 actionable techniques. You get 9 real, actionable ideas I've tested with many families to help kids conquer anxiety. You can try these starting today.
  • The secret sauce. I teach you; you teach your kids. How? This course is packed with teaching tools including animations, worksheets, and visuals to share directly with kids.
  • The ultimate goal. Your children can use these resilience skills on their own (WOOHOO!). And as a parent, you will no longer feel helpless when it comes to helping end their suffering. You will begin to thrive again as a family.

The 9 research-based techniques we cover:

  1. Thinking style: The best thinking style to overcome anxiety will be revealed.
  2. Shades of grey: Eliminate the black & white thinking style associated with anxiety.
  3. What ifs: Transform all those 'what if' questions about the future.
  4. Sleep: A 1-minute mindfulness exercise that will help your child get good rest.
  5. Relaxation: Relieve the nervous system in the throes of anxiety.
  6. Self-compassion: Nurture self-compassion through meditation.
  7. Body to mind: Teach your body to communicate to your mind.
  8. Mastery: Learn one skill to master all the others and boost resilience.
  9. Well-being: Practice holistic well-being by uncovering your child's superpowers.

Let's do this together!

Who is the target audience?
  • If you're a parent with an anxious child, I feel your pain. I was that child. And as I grew up, I found some amazing research-based techniques that work for many children in many contexts to alleviate worry. If you want to empower your anxious child with simple, actionable coping skills, this course is for you. I teach you these skills and provide the teaching tools to teach them to your children. The teaching tools are playful and I dare say your kids will even have fun learning them.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 22 Lectures Collapse All 22 Lectures 01:07:31
Start Here
2 Lectures 03:37

You are awesome, don't forget it. Let's get to know each other.
Why, oh, Why do we Worry? (Super-Duper Important!)
3 Lectures 07:36

Teaching Tool: Anxiety Explained by your friend, ScienceGuy. (Animation)

Teaching Tool: An amazing visual story explaining why we worry. (Infographic)
1 page
For the Mind: 4 of the Most Powerful Techniques in the Universe Relieve Anxiety
7 Lectures 22:00

Teaching Tool: Sabrina's debate - wait until you see her opponent! (Animation)

The single best exercise you can do on a paper napkin for halting anxiety.

1 must-use sentence to help your child stop asking, "What IF this happens?"

Put nightime worries to rest with this 60 second mindfulness exercise

Teaching Tool: 3 incredibly fun mindfulness exercises kids can do in 60 seconds.
For the Body: 3 of the Most Powerful Techniques in the Universe Relieve Anxiety
5 Lectures 18:47
For the funny tummy, sweaty palms, and racing heart, this technique is a must.

Teaching Tool: Making the physical stuff less scary (even funny)! (Animation)

Meditating like the ancients is easy to do (and it's backed by modern science)

Teaching Tool: The full meditation script (with a twist)!

Breathing in a way that lets your body communicate to your mind to relax.
Go Beyond: 2 Mastery Skills for Your Child to Solidify What They've Learned
3 Lectures 09:28
The super-ninja technique you must have your kids try.

A fundamental key to our child's well-being that we often completely overlook.

Teaching Tool: GoGoggles! make practicing this technique super fun! (Animation)
Thank you and What Now? :)
2 Lectures 00:46
For seekers of all science-related stuff from this course. Enjoy. :-)
2 pages

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About the Instructor
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Child Anxiety Relief Expert, Chief Storyteller of GoZen!

Renee is an award-winning tech entrepreneur turned speaker and certified life coach. She specializes in cultivating skills of resilience in both adults and children. Renee's gift is taking research-based concepts and transforming them into engaging and digestible learning modules. For children, she has created one-of-a-kind programs, GoStrengths! and GoZen!, to teach life skills via digital animation.

Renee is also one of less than 400 people in the world to earn her Master's degree in Positive Psychology — the scientific study of optimal human functioning — from the University of Pennsylvania. She has been personally mentored and trained by some of the top depression prevention experts in the world. As a coach, Renee has worked with thousands of adults and children to help them uncover their individual paths to thrive.

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