How to use this checklist
How to use the anxiety checklist:
- Think of a situation (in the past) where you have noticed your child is experiencing anxiety
- Run through the checklist and identify potential factors that may be contributing to stress and anxiety in this situation
- For each factor, ask yourself what little things you can do to decrease stress and increase safety in this area.
Once you get used to using the checklist you may begin applying it in advance to prepare for future situations. Eventually, knowledge about your child’s triggers (and what can be done to address them) will become second nature and you will be able to use this knowledge to help cope with unexpected or challenging situations.