Your child may find it difficult to express their anxieties and concerns. Encourage them to keep a worry journal to help them work out what’s bothering them and think about ways to make them feel better.
How to write a worry journal
If you’re not sure what to write, try to think about some of these questions:
- What is making you feel worried today? Why?
- If you could speak to your worries, what would you say?
- Write down what you are thinking about most today. How is it making you feel?
- Write down three things you’ve achieved today, no matter how small.
It’s important to give your child space to express their thoughts without fear of judgement, so if they ask you not to read it, respect their privacy.