How to Help Your Anxious Child

For some children their fears multiply and creep into their ability to function throughout the day. We call this anxiety. The Child Mind Institute cites anxiety as the most common childhood emotional problem. As a therapist, almost every child that comes into my office, regardless of the reason, has anxiety at the root. If you’re the parent of an anxious child, you may be feeling discouraged and powerless, especially if you’ve tried everything you can think of, but are still unable to provide the assurance and help needed. I want to encourage you that you are helping, even if it doesn’t feel like it, and there is hope and healing for your child.