The Anxious Child

One of the most common reasons that parents contact a child psychologist is for help in dealing with an anxious child.  When a child is anxious his or her clearly visible distress is felt by parents, but not always understood.  The child is often fearful about situations that had never even crossed this parent’s mind as a problem when he or she was a child.  Good advice that parents may give on how to deal with anxiety-provoking situations is often not taken up by the child and the pain seems to grow year by year. [Read more…]