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Understanding how to slow down and relax is a very important skill in today’s over-scheduled, over-stressed world. This does not just apply to adults and high-schoolers, but also to primary school aged children. Below I make some suggestions for helping your primary school aged child to relax, sleep well and deal with anxiety.
These suggestions are ones that my family has tried and found to be useful. You and your family may have your own techniques. I’d love to know what works for you.
1. Get outside
If your child needs to relax, the first approach I suggest is to increase their time outside.
We all know it, don’t we? Time outside is good for us. Study after study corroborates this statement. But, when we are planning our days and weeks, how much importance do we actually assign to being outside?
Time outside in a natural environment has been shown…
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