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Worry Eaters- for Those Kid Worries @haywiregroup #WorryEaters

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Got a kid that won’t sleep due to nightmares?  Maybe they are really freaking out about that first day of school, mom having a new baby, or learning to use the potty.  Perhaps you don’t know why your child is experiencing anxiety. Kids worry about a whole lot of things- it’s a big, bad world out there.  Enter Worry Eaters, adorable, plush, flat-ish toys that kids can snuggle and confide in.  More then that, these toys snack on worries, so have your child tell it what he or she is worried about, or write it down (or you can help with that part if they can’t write yet) and let the Worry Eater chow down- worry, all gone!  (Burp)  It’s also a good way to find out what your kiddo is fretting about if you weren’t sure or you have a quiet child that might be keeping it to themselves- they are likely to tell their new pal, who can help ease the worry. A new snuggle buddy that keeps worries at bay is something a lot of grown ups might like, too.  Get a big one and a little one, why don’t you, and you can both sleep better tonight.

According to parental website KidsHealth.org, “having fears or anxieties about certain things can also be helpful because it makes kids behave in a safe way. For example, a kid with a fear of fire would avoid playing with matches.”  As experienced with the blogger’s son, preschoolers have anxiety about things that aren’t based in reality, such as fears of monsters and ghosts. “As kids grow, one fear may disappear or replace another. For example, a child who couldn’t sleep with the light off at age 5 may enjoy a ghost story at a slumber party years later.”

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That sort of strong emotional quotient (EQ) is as important as academic intelligence (IQ) in raising a healthy child. According to Psychology Today, emotional intelligence is “the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others” including “harnessing emotions and applying them to tasks like thinking and problems solving; to regulate your own emotions, and the ability to cheer up or calm down another person.” This video from Speech & Language Expert Sherry Artemenko helps tell the story.

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  1. I think my kids would like them- I like the pink one a lot.

  2. Those are Such a great idea me little ones would love these

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