A lot of kids will tell me they’ll go to football practice for example, but only if they know someone who goes there. In addition, do inform the coach if it is a team or club leader then you all know what to do if your child gets panicky.

6. Praise and be positive

When your child reaches a new step, praise praise praise and use this when there are struggles.

When does become a Disorder and why you need to be worried.

Generally, clinicians often assess the level of intensity of symptoms, the duration and the level in which the Anxiety is interfering with everyday life. Why you need to be worried,  anxiety disorders are the most common disorder in childhood and very often go untreated. Anxiety can transition to depression later in life. Over half of all mental ill health starts by age 14, and 75% develops by age 18 (Murphy and Fonagy, 2012. We can prevent our children suffering in later life, social anxiety does not just go away.

Parenting is hard and everyone needs support. Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook for all these tips. If you feel that the anxiety is not something you can manage on your own, so attend my workshop to learn some tips, I also talk about more on what are the different types of anxiety or contact me for a consultation. With Love Catherine

References:

 Research Paper, Recent Findings in Social Phobia among Children and Adolescents

Carla A. Hitchcock, B.A., Research Associate,1 Denise A. Chavira, PhD, Assistant Professor,2 and Murray B. Stein, M.D., M.P.H., F.R.C.P.C., Professor of Psychiatry3

Help for Worried Kids, Cynthia Last, PHD