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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Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

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!

What are the requirements?

  • 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.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

What 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.

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: Start Here
How you get the most from this course and what's a Widdle?
Preview
02:14
You are awesome, don't forget it. Let's get to know each other.
Article
Section 2: Why, oh, Why do we Worry? (Super-Duper Important!)
What's the purpose of worrying? Explain this to your child for an 'aha' moment.
Preview
03:26
Teaching Tool: Anxiety Explained by your friend, ScienceGuy. (Animation)
04:10
Teaching Tool: An amazing visual story explaining why we worry. (Infographic)
1 page
Section 3: For the Mind: 4 of the Most Powerful Techniques in the Universe Relieve Anxiety
Forget positive and negative thinking, the key to relief is this thinking style.
Preview
05:44
Teaching Tool: Sabrina collects evidence about her friendships. (Animation)
Preview
02:01
Teaching Tool: Sabrina's debate - wait until you see her opponent! (Animation)
01:10
The single best exercise you can do on a paper napkin for halting anxiety.
04:16
1 must-use sentence to help your child stop asking, "What IF this happens?"
03:58
Put nightime worries to rest with this 60 second mindfulness exercise
04:02
Teaching Tool: 3 incredibly fun mindfulness exercises kids can do in 60 seconds.
Article
Section 4: For the Body: 3 of the Most Powerful Techniques in the Universe Relieve Anxiety
For the funny tummy, sweaty palms, and racing heart, this technique is a must.
03:48
Teaching Tool: Making the physical stuff less scary (even funny)! (Animation)
02:53
Meditating like the ancients is easy to do (and it's backed by modern science)
04:25
Teaching Tool: The full meditation script (with a twist)!
Article
Breathing in a way that lets your body communicate to your mind to relax.
03:49
Section 5: Go Beyond: 2 Mastery Skills for Your Child to Solidify What They've Learned
The super-ninja technique you must have your kids try.
02:48
A fundamental key to our child's well-being that we often completely overlook.
04:45
Teaching Tool: GoGoggles! make practicing this technique super fun! (Animation)
01:55
Section 6: Thank you and What Now? :)
For seekers of all science-related stuff from this course. Enjoy. :-)
2 pages
Next steps!
Article

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Instructor Biography

Renee Jain, 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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