Last night my daughter called me around 8PM with a lot of anxiety and panic. She thought she was going to lose her mind and was afraid. We talked on the phone for nearly an hour. The talk was free flowing and we went through several different topics. The beginning of our conversation I told her that she is okay and nothing is going to happen to her. I asked her to please step back from the edge and to not escalate her fears. We talked through it.
We also talked about fun and happy things. It was great that I was able to calm her down. After an hour she said – Mom I think I’m okay now and can get off the phone. I felt really good that she was able to calm down and that I was able to help her.
Do any of your children call you when they are fearful and panicking?