Beat the Worry Monster
A helpful tool for small children battling with anxiety is to help them by explaining that the “Worry Monster” causes the feelings that make them feel “worried”. Encourage them to give their own personal “monster” a name. When they feel anxiety explain to them they have the power to tell the monster that THEY are in charge, not the monsters. The more you talk about the monster and how your child has power over it, the more brave and empowered they will feel.