Children aged five and six are growing increasingly independent and are able to do a lot of everyday tasks, such as eating, grooming, and playing, by themselves. The physical demands that have marked your life together so far are beginning to lighten a bit and your hard work setting boundaries and fair consequences are starting to pay off as your child is able to control his behavior better than ever before. As your child makes the transition to school, know that you will continue to be his most important source of encouragement, praise, and guidance.
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One of the best things for helping children with anxiety is talking. There is something about putting a voice to your worries, and speaking them aloud that is therapeutic, especially when a trusted adult is listening. That’s why children’s books on the topic are so great: you can read them together and talk about them. They allow you to share what has worked for you, and openly discuss a shared emotion.