Helping my son manage his anxiety by exploring nature

Helping my son manage his anxiety by exploring nature

It was another anxiety filled day for my middle minion Elliott. We’ve had more challenging days in the past but we’ve also had better. 

My efforts to help him manage his anxiety were met with success today once again. 

When Elliott reached a tipping point with his anxiety, we went out side to explore some of what nature has to offer within the confines of our own backyard. 

I’ve found that encouraging and supporting his natural curiosity when it comes to animals and nature has proven to be a very healthy way for me to help him manage his anxieties. 

When he’s exploring, he relaxes and just focuses on the possibilities of what he might find during his adventure. 

Regardless of the why’s, he finds relief in a healthy, non-self-destructive manner and that’s good enough for me. I’m not quite sure what we are going to do this winter but hopefully, we made some progress in addressing the main triggers to his overwhelming anxiety. 

At this point, I’m just grateful for the moments of peace I’m able to help him find. 😊

I though I would share some of our discoveries today.

Elliott watched as bumble bee’s were pollinating in the front yard. We also discovered a young praying mantis on our front porch. 😀👍🌻

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