Coping with anxiety isn’t anything close to a walk in the park. Especially in the heat of the moment. It gets better with practice and awareness. However, when you have kids around, it’s a whole different ball game. Kids can cause a lot of stress and anxiety as well, but when you’re stressed out about other things around your kids, that’s still tough.


Of course, life happens right? You stress out and try your best to cope in a healthy proper manner. You would definitely want to instill these life practices in your kids in hopes to raise an amazing human being that’s an upgraded version of yourself. However, easier said than done right?


You can teach your children how to react and behave in stressful kid situations, but do you follow through with those lessons? Are you setting an example on how to deal with anxiety and life?


Although, an actual anxiety attack and anxiety disorders are much more serious. If you’re experiencing heavy anxiety, it’s best to seek support from a medical professional. Medication is not always necessary, you can learn coping methods and lifestyle changes as well.


Children are very susceptible to your stress levels. You don’t want your child blaming themselves for making you upset. Children tend to jump to those conclusions. You also don’t want to teach them negative responses to life challenges. You want to set a positive example when it comes to managing stress. The best thing you could do if things are getting too hot for you, is to talk it out with your kids. Tell them what’s going on, that you’re stressed, and it’s not their fault. You could say something like “I’m sorry I seem upset, I’m just a little stressed out right now. But it’s not your fault. Let’s talk about how we can improve our morning routine so we are all working together.” This way, they understand how you’re feeling and how to be resilient and learn from life. Sometimes asking them what they would do is a good way to remove yourself from a situation. It is also a good way to get an innocent response that could surprise you with enlightening cuteness.


You can also channel your energy through outlets with your children. For example:

  • go out for a walk
  • play outdoors
  • do something creative – paint, write, draw
  • play a game – board game, sport, video game


If you or a loved one is struggling with stress and anxiety, or need help managing stress around children, please contact Crownview Medical Group to speak with a medical professional who can help make life easier.