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Life Resolutions Psychology- Is Anxiety Affecting Your Child?

Childhood anxiety is a common condition that causes children to experience worry, fear and nervousness about daily situations and events. In 2015,The Australian Government reported that 6.9% of Australians aged 4-17 were suffering from anxiety. If you are worried that your child may be coping with anxiety, there is help and support available for them and your family.

Mary Magalotti and Jodie Brenton on the Symptoms of Anxiety

Anxiety in children often look s different than anxiety in adults. Some signs and symptoms to look out for include –

  • They might be unwilling to leave your side and throw frequent tantrums when separated from you.
  • They often have trouble playing with other children and seem to struggle to join in activities.
  • They might seem fearful of leaving the house or going outside to play.
  • They cope poorly with changes in routine and get upset if they do not know the ‘plan’ for the day.
  • They might have issues with sleeping or experience frequent nightmares, especially before a challenging event the next day.

Children will often be unable to vocalise their feelings, so the best way to recognise anxiety is to pay close attention to their body language and mannerisms. Children with anxiety are at an increased risk for other mental illnesses, and anxiety can interrupt their learning and psychosocial development, so it should not be ignored or dismissed.

Seek Support with Mary Magalotti and Jodie Brenton

Mary Magalotti and Jodie Brenton provide high-quality mental health care to children and families. Anxiety often causes children great distress and can even lead to problems later in life, so reach out and seek professional support for your child if they are struggling.

Here at Life Resolutions, our professionals have found one of the most effective techniques for managing childhood anxiety is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. This kind of therapy involves working with the child to discover the cause of the anxiety and finding new ways to help them cope. In occasional cases, medication might be required to help reduce recurring anxiety for the child.We also believe that families are the best tool to help manage anxiety, so we make sure to help parents and caregivers continue the care and support at home.

The Work of Mary Magalotti and Jodie Brenton at Life Resolutions

If your child is experiencing anxiety, please reach out and contact us today to book an appointment.

To learn more about the work we doat Life Resolutions, and the journeys of our CEO and Founder,Jodie Brenton, and our Principal Psychologist, Mary Magalotti,please feel free to contact the team here.You can also exploreJodie Brenton and Mary Magalotti’s websites to see more of what they have achieved with Life Resolutions.

 

 

 

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