Anxiety: spotting it, understanding it, teaching your child it deal with it.

On February 6, 2018 at 7:30 pmupcoming

Location 68 Thurleigh Road, London, SW12 8UD
Frequency One-off talk
Price £$45 per person £80 two friends booking together
About the organiser The Parent Practice teaches parents a range of invaluable parenting skills that can transform your family life. We work with parents of children from around 2 up to adult via short courses or one-off workshops to provide parents with tools they need be best parents they can be and bring out the best in their children.
Phone 02086733444

Anxieties are very much on the rise in children and young people. 2.2% (about 96,000) children aged 5-10 and 4.4% of 11-16 year olds in the UK have an anxiety disorder. The prevalence is higher in girls. Recent research from Anxiety UK suggests that as many as 1 in 6 young people will experience an anxiety condition at some point in their lives.

Children can be fearful of many things, some of them imaginary and many of them irrational. It can be hard for an adult to understand their fears.

Anxiety can be beneficial as it protects us from danger, pushes us to take action and to perform at a higher level. Our nerves keep us alert and ready to respond, but we also need to recognise when we are not at risk.

Many worries are a routine part of growing up but some are frequent and persistent and get in the way of normal life. Parents need to know when a worry is too big and how to help their child.

This talk covers:

what makes children anxious

what are the signs of anxiety

what parents can do to help children deal with their worries

-How to prevent anxiety

-How to respond to anxiety


Participants will learn to:

Understand what anxiety is
Understand what anxieties are normal at different ages
Distinguish normal worries from problematic anxiousness
Identify signs of anxiety
Understand where anxiety comes from
Use 8 tools to combat anxiety