Anxious parents = Anxious kids
Studies have revealed that anxious parents are seven times more likely to have anxious kids. Chances are that the combination of genes and environment (parents patterns of behaviour) augments the possibility of developing anxiety traits in kids. Moreover, children pick up on their parents’ anxious behaviour and internalise this behaviour.
Anxious parents express less warmth and affection towards their kids, criticize them more, and communicate doubts about a child’s ability to achieve goals or complete tasks.
Follow Montreal Art therapy’s blogs to find out what parents can do to help themselves and their kids control anxiety.
By: Reyhane Namdari/ Art Therapist