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.
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I have been working with parents for over 10 years. I have learned a great deal from them as well as from parenting my own children. It has taught me that parenting is the most trying job there is, requires the support of a village, and with the right supports can be truly rewarding.