Parenting Tips Logo
Inspired Parenting Advice Banner

EFT And School Anxiety

by Emily
(NZ)

Hi,


I tried EFT a little bit with my daughter. She is a very shy little girl, actually she is very like me at her age!

She has only just started school and is finding it very stressful. I have not used EFT on myself, but I thought, why not give it a go? I found the instructions reasonably easy to follow, and was reassured that I couldn't do anything wrong.

I couldn't really get her to use the 1 - 10 scale, I think she is probably a bit young to understand what that meant. So it was hard to see if it was making her feel better or not. In the end she got bored so I figured that was a good time to stop.

I didn't think much more of it for a day or two, then I realized she was bouncing out of bed and rushing to get dressed and pack her bag. What a difference! Before she was saying she was tired or she didn't want to pack her bag, or she had a tummy ache. This whole week I have dropped her at the gate, instead of having to take her into the class.

Maybe she has just got used to the routine, but I think this worked! I might give it a go myself next time!

Thank You

Comments for EFT And School Anxiety

Click here to add your own comments

EFT Works!
by: Annie Desantis

Hi Emily,

Thanks for letting me know you tried EFT with your daughter. You did the right thing in stopping when she got bored, there is no point in forcing anything with EFT, it needs to be simple.

And also great feedback about the 1 - 10 scale, you are right it is a tricky concept sometimes with children. With younger kids I sometimes ask them what their problem looks like, or if it has a color. More often than not it will be dark, black, brown or red. Then you can check back and see if it is getting lighter or brighter after a few round of EFT.

I must confess, I don't use the 1 - 10 scale myself much! I'm a very visual person, so I often use an image instead to get feedback on the intensity.

For people or children that are more feeling orientated, (and I suspect your daughter may be more kinesthetic, given that she had a tummy ache!) you can ask them if there is somewhere in their body they feel the issue. Then they can notice if the feeling gets less.

Well done for trying it out, it really is a very simple technique that can be amazingly powerful.

Let me know if you try it on yourself!

All the best,
Annie Desantis


Click here to add your own comments

Do you have a question or want to send a submission to Annie? Simply click here to return to EFT For Kids Forum.

Problem Solving 4 Kids
Only $12.99

Problem Solving 4 Kids E-book

Learn my 7 Step Problem Solving 4 Kids Process
A step by step guide to teach your kids to be solution orientated.


free-parenting-newsletter

  • Tips
  • Updates
  • Your Stories
  • Competitions
  • Questions Answered

My Subscribers Get Freebies!

Let me know how I can support you to be an Awesome Parent!


Featured Sponsor


Click N Kids would have to be one of my subscribers most popular programs, and from what they say, it is mostly because the kids have fun while they are learning. In fact they don't even realize they are learning! Click N kids are using the Looney Tune Characters now in their phonics program, which of course kids just love.

Welcome!

Home Page

Free Newsletter

Blog

Resources 4 Parents

Ask Annie
Parenting Questions

Tools 4 Parents

Behavior

Parenting Tips

Education

Child Education

Child Development

Parenting Styles

Activities For Kids

Art Activities 4 Kids

Best Educational Toys

Annie Desantis

Who is Annie D?

Parenting Coach

Contact

Terms & Conditions
Privacy & Cookies

Legal Stuff

[?] Subscribe To This Site

XML RSS
follow us in feedly
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Subscribe with Bloglines



Free Parenting Games
One of the best Parenting Tips we can offer is:

Free Family Games

Our Parenting Games Series are designed to support you to be an Inspirational Parent.

Featured Sponsor

Best Educational Toys and Games

Hearthsong brings magic into childhood with their stunning range of amazing toys, games, and activities. I've found things here I've not seen anywhere else. They even have a gift registry, which is a great idea for Christmas or birthdays.

Hearthsong are very generously offering my readers a 10% discount off orders over $50. Use coupon code: LNK10HS

Please note the 10% discount is not available on the deal of the week items - these already have HUGE discounts.


Free Book
Allowance Secrets
I was honoured to be included as one of the experts in this helpful book. Some great advice and ideas for teaching children about money.

Super Skills 4 Kids Home Study Course




Return to top | Home | General Enquiries | Ask Annie Parenting Questions
Free Parenting Newsletter | Free Parenting Games | Contests
Super Skills 4 Kids | EFT 4 Kids Program | Affiliate Program

      Copyright © 2008 - 2014 Inspired Parenting Tips.com      Template Design