How to Be the Boss of Your Worries!
If you feel you need some additional help, Dr Yvonne recommendd as a first step, that it is important for parents to think about whether or not the anxiety is impacting on their child’s functioning – that is, is it stopping the child from engaging in parts of life (friendships, hobbies, school), impacting on sleep, appetite, motivation and so on.
If parents are worried, she recommends that as a first step, they link in with their G.P.
If they require professional support, it is always best to source a clinician from a reputable site – such as the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) website. www.psychologicalsociety.ie or the similar official site in your country.
She has recommended further reading on anxiety in children as below:
HSE (Health & Safety Executive)
PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF IRELAND PODCAST
“The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Proven Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind.” By Dr Tina Payne Bryson and Dr Daniel Siegel, 2012.
“Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children.’” By Reid Wilson and Lynn Lyons, 2013.