1 in 8 children are diagnosed with an Anxiety Disorder.Separation Anxiety Disorder, Specific Phobia, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) are common in younger children, ages 6-9, while Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), and Panic Disorder are more prevalent between 8 and 12 years
This step-by-step handbook offers parents effective techniques for dealing with normal separation anxiety issues, separation anxiety disorder (SAD), and school refusal. With their unique approach to the problem, the authors give parents the tools they need to make real progress with these issues.
10 Tips to Help Your Anxious Child from Kidlutions: Solutions for Kids on TeachersNotebook.com (1 page) - This printable offers handy tips to help respond to and support an anxious child. Find the whole post that goes with this handout HERE: http://kidlutions.blogspot.com/2013/09/10-tips-to-parent-your-anxious-child.html
Worry Wise Kids.org: Our mission is to improve the quality of life for anxious children and their families by providing parents, educators and mental health professionals with comprehensive, user-friendly information on the full range of anxiety disorders: how to identify symptoms, find effective treatments and, and prevent anxiety from taking hold in a child’s life.
The following strategies are designed for you the parent to use with your child as s/he begins to tackle separation anxiety. These strategies are best used for children with mild-moderate signs of separation anxiety. For children with more severe symptoms or who have been diagnosed with separation anxiety disorder, we recommend treatment with a mental health professional, although M.A.P. strategies can be used at home to support your child’s therapy work.