How to help an anxious child
One starting a new Sunday School class, for instance
It should be no secret by now, if you’ve been reading this blog for a while, that I love Emma Scrivener’s blog – A New Name – she’s honest, straightforward, godly and occasionally poetic or humorous as the situation calls for.
Her most recent post – how to help a child with anxiety – is one near and dear to my heart: both as a Sunday School teacher who wants to be like Jesus to each and every child who comes to my church and as a grown up who is sweaty palmed and short of breath when it comes to meeting new people or arriving on time or facing large crowds. There are great tips for facing the situation and your feelings about it not least of which is the reminder that Jesus is a real and living person who can be with us through his Spirit whatever we’re facing.
It’s not “Boom! Problem sorted” but it is good advice that opens the way to doing with Jesus what is impossible on our own.
I adapted some earlier advice from Emma and others into a post on the subject here. Why not read it for more ideas?