How parents can help their child who is experiencing anxiety

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Treatment of children:
Have a worry book – one page the child writes down what thy are worried about – the other page is used to rescript and challenge/dispute sensitively
– relaxation – breathing
– teach child to recognise symptoms of anxiety
– extinguishment of maternal involvement with the school – gradual withdrawal from mother accompanying child (unconsciously the parent colludes with the anxiety
– teach parents to hold onto their own anxiety because parents model this

source: AUSTRALIAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN Podcast РSchool Refusal Р1/6/2008

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