My sweet and dramatic 6 year old girl is full of anxiety. About what? Everything! She worries about school, about me and her Dad, about her brothers, about going here and there. There doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason, she is just anxious. Since pre school, I’ve been hoping that she would grow out of it and so far, she has not.
We have been trying to go by what the experts are telling us, she has had blood test to make sure all was internally okay, she has had intense behavior therapy, she’s had regular once a week therapy and nothing has worked. Our last visit with the therapist ended with her saying, the next step is medication. In the next breath, she said that most medications for anxiety have not been tested on 6year olds! So, with that being said, I feel like it is up to me to help her.
I am now on a mission to find natural ways to handle anxiety. There may be a chance that I will not find anything and medication will be the option. I am not against medications, I just want to try other options before I put her anything with such drastic side effects.
So, here we go! Wish me luck and feel free to send me suggestions 🙂
What I know so far, she needs lots of sleep!!!!! She needs a set schedule and really likes to know what is coming next (don’t we all)! She is really creative, so I’m on the search for an art class.
It is still my hope that she out grows it as I am constantly reminded by my Mother that I cried until second grade and did n sleep in my own bed until I was 8!