The Extent of Anxiety in Children & Practical Steps to Support Your Child To Stress Less
Fearful and anxious behaviour is common in children – especially as they come across new situations and experiences. Most children learn to cope with different fears and worries.
Mild anxiety can help a young person cope with a difficult or challenging situation, such as taking an exam, by channeling that anxiety into positive behaviors, e.g., reviewing course material ahead of time in order to prepare for the exam. It cannot be underestimated though, the extent of anxiety that might be impacting your child’s happiness.
During this session parents will learn:
- Signs of how to recognise your child is anxious
- Seven categories of anxiety you may never have thought of which will weigh heavy on your heart
- How you can teach children language and words to tell you how they are feeling
- An overview of Deb Hopper’s Just Right Kids Model for kids to communicate when they are anxious.
- Practical strategies for helping kids with
- Learning Anxiety
- Physical Anxiety
- Sensory Anxiety
- Social Anxiety
- Emotional Anxiety
- Transitional Anxiety
- Occupational Anxiety
This workshop is for parents and carers of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder registered with Carers ACT.
Our Presenter: Deb Hopper, Occupational Therapist from Life Skills 4 Kids on the NSW Mid North Coast works daily with children who struggle with all of the above categories of anxiety. Her practical strategies and ability to break tasks down assist children to understand how their body is feeling, how to calm their body, understand small steps of a task and develop a plan for action to move through these feelings of overwhelm.
Please note that we are aware that the time of this workshop may be inconvenient for school drop-off however this was the only time available while Deb is in Canberra.