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Becky is an author, speaker, Bible teacher, mom of three loud boys, and the Community and Editorial Manager for (in)courage. She loves writing about anxiety, motherhood, and the kindness of God. Long naps, shady trails, and a good book make her really happy.

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  1. Great advice for any of us regardless of our age! Simply being there for others is our calling. God & His wisdom will equip us for the task. Thank you for this great reminder, Becky. Blessings!

  2. Becky,
    Thank you so much for this reminder that God is here and willing to give us wisdom when we ask. I have four children. My youngest is particularly anxious, which makes me anxious! But we are not alone. He is there to help us.

    • Amy, I totally get what it’s like to feed off your child’s anxiety. So grateful God walks with us and our kids — always! Thanks for being here today.

  3. Thank you, Becky. My 36 year-old daughter has struggled with anxiety disorder her whole life. She has found levels of healing through counseling, but I’m going to send your story to her as she has two young boys who both have some anxiety issues. May you be blessed knowing the blessing you are to others!

  4. Thanks, Becky! My children are all adults now, but maybe these things might be helpful still.

  5. Thank you for this. I was that anxious child growing up and looking back I can see how much my parents struggled to help me. It was especially hard for my mom. I’ve held a lot of hurt in my heart over the years after feeling like she didn’t do enough to help me through such intense anxiety as a kid, but I’m beginning to realize now that she actually was doing her very best with the limited tools she had. As you said in the article, education around mental health was not as prominent then and she simply didn’t know how to help her child effectively. Jesus is breaking my heart for her as I think about how hard it would have been to watch her child endure such intense fear and anxiety and not know how to help. I am so thankful for resources like yours that bring light to the very real issue of anxiety in kids and begin to equip parents to effectively help their kids through it. I don’t have children of my own quite yet, but as a young women who fully knows the struggles and effects of anxiety both as a child and an adult, thank you from the bottom of my heart for creating Christ-centered resources like this!

    • Taylor, your comment brought tears to my eyes. I have found healing, too, in learning to have greater compassion for my parents and my younger self. God bless you on your journey. So grateful you’re here.

  6. Becky thank you for sharing your heart. I don’t have kids just to scared give birth. My Husband who is saved said to me if you don’t want kids that is ok. We got either and the Lord. But I know a bit of what you went through when your parents separate. As my Parents separate when I was just newly married. It did affect me. As I didn’t like to see my late Mum hurt over it. God helped me heal. So as I could go on help my Dad now tell him I love him. Plus praying for him as he not saved. Now I do a bit of home help for my Dad who is elderly. I live my life for the Lord in front of my Dad. But I took it hard with my Mum and Dad breaking up. All those years ago. As I believe and still do when you make your Marriage vows you make them for life. So only for my Salvation Army Officer and my Husband plus the Lord. I would not be the person I am today. As my Salvation Army Officer said Dawn you can’t let what happened between your Mum and Dad affect you life. It not your fault the Marriage didn’t work out. All you can do is love both your parents and pray for them both in different ways. I had to ask God to forgive me for the way I felt. So I was glad of my loving Husband and Salvation Army Officer who prayed with me and listened to me. As I did say why why did this happen. It broke my heart to see my Mum so sad when alive. But Mum got strong again. So I today don’t let it get to me. But I will never forget. So I able to go my Dad do home help for him now. It doesn’t affect me. I glad someone came along side me. Felt my hurt. God was so good through it all. Thank you again for what you shared. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little in my prayers xx

  7. I am finally getting around to reading this a day late as I struggle to get out of bed due to some back pain. And it all makes sense. I am staying with my friend while I look for a place to live and the stress of selling my condo in Colorado, coming to Maine and now looking for my “forever” place got the best of me yesterday. I could not understand why I wa hurting yesterday morning and again this morning but AMEN to this post. I have anxiety and I now realize this pain is a result. Time for prayer. Thanks g=for the reminder. At my age, one would think I’d understand all this.

    • I think God understands that we are slow learners. He is so faithful to give us arrows pointing us to the truth and encouragment we need.

  8. Becky,

    May God bless you for sharing this timely information. We live in an anxiety producing & stressful society. There is constant negativity in the news. Everyone seems so rushed & frazzled. It is important to assist your child with their health issues, especially mental health. Mental health problems are rarely talked about in the open, much less with children. They have feelings too. Thanks again for writing this much needed post!

    Blessings 🙂