How to use creative activities to cope through life experience
May 1, 2014
Creativity proves to help children cope through life experience as adults
May 2, 2014
'How to help my child deal with anxiety' How Being Creative Can Make You Happy
July 5, 2016
When I type in google the first three words 'How to help my child' the main search pop up phrase on google these days, is how to help children deal with anxiety. How scary is this?!!! If people are typing in search engines how to help their child - this is great as they are prepared to listen and want the best for their child. The sad thing is - that not many people know how........hence searching for knowledge.
I receive so many surprised comments from strangers with children when they ask me how 'stressed' I am after having a baby. I'm surprised by the question. When I answer at every stage in her growth that she is doing so well, sleeps right through the night and is A VERY happy baby all the time. The only time she will cry is when she is hungry, needs a nappy changed, is tired or ill. The response I hear is;' Well, wait until she is 'older' then you'll have problems'. Every stage comes and goes and still she remains happy.........
So why is she happy? What am I doing? I chuckled to myself when I had my parents in law say - wow - this child is still so happy, her parents must be doing something right.
The truth is, we aren't doing anything right or wrong,.....we are just making sure we as parents are happy so that our child feels how happy we are and learns from us. Being sad is not a 'bad' emotion. How you deal with that sad emotion is what triggers anxiety, pain or further sadness. When your children see how you deal with situations, they learn how to deal with situations by learning from their parents.
What is our secret?
Being constantly creative - yes! That's it!
Not only creative with activities, but our time, work and life. Of course, there are days where you don't feel completely whole. When this happens, we don't beat ourselves up - we creatively support each other or seek/research ways to heal our sad emotions.