Social anxiety can feel debilitating for anyone including children. Anxiety Canada states in any given school year 7% of children will be diagnosed with social anxiety, there are also many that go undiagnosed. Social anxiety does not only impact a child’s social life, it can impact their academic life as anxiety is often accompanied by physiological symptoms that may include headaches, stomach aches, nausea which make it difficult to perform well at school. It can also impact self-esteem and self-confidence. Addressing things earlier on can help your child recover and have fewer long lasting impacts on other areas of their life. Find below some tips to consider.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Art Therapist. And I have been writing this blog since May 2021 about various topics including parenting, supporting adult and child mental health, and holistic approaches. The intention of this blog is to provide resources and information to others, however it is not intended to take the place of therapy. If you have any questions about anything written please reach out to me.