Thought challenging means identifying whether your thoughts are helpful or unhelpful, and if they are unhelpful, questioning them.
Thought challenging can be a powerful way to rethink unhelpful thoughts your child may be having. Here, you can sit down with your child and do the following:
As your child has been through a frightening experience, some worries may be based in truth but worry and anxiety extended them beyond their logical boundaries. So, it is important to help your child recognise this and perhaps come up with a more helpful and realistic thought.
You can work through some of these prompts with your child in the sheet linked below.
Please click on the image below to download the worksheet.