It’s only natural for parents to worry about the health of their children. But constantly obsessing over your child’s well being could put your own health in danger. Here are a few tips to help ease your anxiety.

Breathe Slowly

When you feel stressed because of worry, try to breathe slowly. That will help you calm down. Imagine yourself slowly blowing up a balloon, or blowing a bubble that you don’t want to pop.

Take Action

Instead of constantly worrying that your child will be injured due to a household accident, take steps to reduce those risks. For example, if you have a pool, install a security gate that your child can’t open. Sometimes parents get so consumed with anxiety that they become overwhelmed to the point that they don’t do anything to eliminate risk.

Accept You Can’t Control Everything

As hard as it may be, it’s important to realize that you simply can’t be there 24 hours a day, seven days a week for your child. There are certain things you can’t control. Accepting what you can and can’t control will help you calm down.

It’s extremely unlikely that anything catastrophic will ever happen to your child. Everyday bumps and bruises might occur, but those can be handled quickly so your child can go on living a healthy, happy life. The experts with Pediatric Healthcare of Northwest Houston will be ready if your child ever needs our help. Contact us online or call (281) 655-1500 (Houston) or (936) 539-8190 (The Woodlands/Conroe) to learn more.

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