Parenting a child with anxiety
Posted on July 21, 2022
How is it diagnosed and how does it affect all of us?
Watch this video where Open Access College Psychologist Sasha Miles discusses parenting a child with anxiety. Learn what anxiety is as well as some tools and strategies to help your child in an anxious moment.
Table of Contents
00:00 - Introduction
01:47 - What is anxiety? - How is it diagnosed and how does it affect all of us?
02:15 - The happiness trap
06:26 - Anxiety disorders
08:37 - There's more than one type of anxiety
11:28 - The vicious cycle of anxiety
14:33 - Reversing the vicious cycle of avoidance
16:24 - How do we treat anxiety - The science behind treating anxiety
18:12 - Exposure hierarchy for a 7-year-old with separation anxiety
21:23 - What can parents do to support?
21:59 - Circle of security
24:07 - Attachment - develop a secure base with a parent allows children to confront their fears
24:19 - Mirror neurons
26:04 - How to help your child in an anxious moment
32:09 - How to help
34:56 - Cheat sheet when your not sure what to say to your child
37:14 - How to help - avoid reinforcing the child's fears
42:08 - Resources
42:30 - Resources for children
44:44 - Resources for parents
45:46 - Resources for parents (own mental health)