Anxiety in kids is more common than you might think. It may present itself in many ways- not wanting to eat lunch at school, bedtime fears, or even repeated questions about earthquakes. I think the suggestions made in this article for parents of kids with anxiety was very helpful. I think the techniques can be translated for use with all kids, not just the worriers.
I particularly liked this quote from Karen Young: “Remember that anxiety in kids is very treatable but it might take time. Explain to your child that his or her very clever and very protective brain might need some convincing that just because it thinks there’s trouble coming, doesn’t mean there is. Keep practicing and they’ll get there.”
Here is the whole piece: