September 2017

Sep 05, 2017

In a previous blog post - Managing an Anxious Child – Where to Start – I wrote about some symptoms of anxiety and my own experience with identifying symptoms in my daughter. Fast-forward a few months later - and it's hard to believe that we are heading back to school, or as most parents call it, the happiest time of the year. I wouldn’t necessarily call back to the school the happiest time for my house; it is, however, the most anxious time.  As August comes to an end, the complaints of stomach aches and the case of the what if’s begin – “what if my friends aren’t in my class, what if I don’t know anyone in my new class, what if I don’t like my teacher.”  If you have a child who struggles with anxiety, you will understand how stressful the new school year can be. ...