My 4-year old has a little cuddly toy called Biff. Biff is a “worry eater”.
When she’s worried about starting school, scared of the dark or anxious about performing the ABC song in the nursery play, we write her worry on a piece of paper.
We put the piece of paper in Biff’s mouth, close the zip and put him in bed with her.
The next morning (with some Mummy assistance obviously) the worry is gone. All gobbled up. Or so she thinks.
The important thing is that she stops worrying. She surrendered the anxious thoughts to somebody else and trusts that the problems will be taken care of.
End of story. No more worry.
I guess now you think: “What a lovely way to stop worrying. For a pre-schooler. But how could this ever work for me?”
Well, the good news is that this tactic works at every age…Read more