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Children who worry

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As parents we often grapple with our own worries but one of the most common questions I get asked by mums and dads is ‘what do I do when my child seems overly worried or anxious?’    Early anxiety is developmentally normal – in fact, being fearful or anxious is an essential human survival response. However, as parents we need to know how to soothe our children to help them get a handle on their anxiety. Otherwise it may interfere with their wellbeing.   In fact, anxiety is the most significant mental health issue in childhood and yet it frequently goes undetected, untreated and is frequently misdiagnosed as one of the attention disorders.   Anxiety can begin as early as age two but we see a significant rise when children enter the school system. Unless it’s addressed many will go on to suffer their whole lives.   &nb...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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