Question from member: What if your kid won’t ever express his worries or fears? I have a feeling that a lot of my child’s challenging behavior is related to anxiety/uncomfortable feelings but he wouldn’t ever acknowledge it. Doesn’t seem to even be aware of it.

Reply from Rachel:

You can talk about it in terms of yourself or someone else. Say something like, “Sometimes when I go to new places, I feel a little funny. So do you know what I do? I take some deep breaths and count backwards from 10 [or something that might help your kiddo].”