My daughter is 8 years old, and within the past year we have noticed that she has had episodes of panic attacks a hand full of time. I have found our remedies, but would like to know what others do to calm their children down.
Also how common is it for a child of this age to have panic attacks, I have spoken to 3 Mothers at her school and all 3 little girls have them.
How old is your child, may I ask? That was one of things we have been working on is what triggers such attacks.
My daughter is active in soccer, and has been for the past 4 years now. If she has a hard practice (just at practice) when its time to cool down on the drive home, this is when they start. I have found the natural herbs have calmed her down, and speaking to my Mom. We have found Cold Water to help as well.
I have been curious as to what others due, and the ages of the children.
She just seems so young for all of this, but after reading a few boards a lot if happening at the age of 8 years old nowadays.
What is she stressing over that is causing her to panic? What happens to her during these episodes? None of my kids (4, 7 and 9) have had what I would called a panic attack although they sometimes feel nervous in new environments and have the occasional meltdown after a hard, exausting day/game/workout. I try to stay ahread of this by making sure they are well fed, hydrated and not over tired.
She gets scared when she feels her body/heart moving fast after practice. Then she gets nervous, and it stems from that. Lately we have been ahead of the game, and I seem more prepared. I don't know if I would actually call them "panic attacks". But that is the closest thing I can compare it too.
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