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    Posted: Jun/06/2012 at 4:48pm
ANXIETY AND KIDS: 5 ways to tame monsters under the bed

By Brandie Weikle

While most kids are able to tell the difference between reality and fantasy, to a child with a vivid imagination the monster under the bed can seem as real as the bed itself, says Alter. The key is to enable anxious children to put that creativity to better use.

Here are some tools to help kids use their imaginations to chase monsters and other worries from their minds:

1 Tell your child imagination is a gift.
2 Emphasize control.
3 Draw it out.
4 Explore the inner movie.
5 Remind your child of past successes.


Read the rest of the article:
http://www.thestar.com/living/article/1193853--anxiety-and-kids-5-ways-to-tame-monsters-under-the-bed
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