- Read a book together with a main character that is worried.
- Get some crayons, markers, colored pencils and paper out, and draw together.
- You can suggest drawing what different feelings would look like, starting with happy and sad, and then suggest worry. After you both draw you can ask her to tell you about the drawing.
- Tell a story about yourself as a child and a time you were worried, and how it made you feel, and ask if they have ever felt the same way.
- Try the WorryChest System! We provide a structured, engaging approach that helps children talk about feelings.
I know my child is worrying, but she won’t tell me why. How can I get her to open up?
Very often, children have a difficult time coming up with the words to express how they feel. Therefore indirect ways of asking might work better. For example: