Q&A

Helping Children Manage Anxiety

Helping Children Manage Anxiety

How can the symptoms of anxiety in children be eased? Preeminent psychologist and developer of the Cool Kids programs, Ronald Rapee, shares his expertise.

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At what age can you start teaching children to manage their anxiety, and what are some of the first strategies to try?
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What is the best thing for parents to say to a kid who is spiralling with "what if.... x bad thing happens?" thinking?
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How can parents help kids deal with the uncertainty of life right now?
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What should you do if kids anxiety seems to manifest as a tummy upset? They are feeling nervous, their tummy feels upset, then they are nervous about being sick, which exacerbates the upset feeling? Are there strategies to short-circuit it?
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Ron, Are we seeing an increase in eco-anxiety and are there any recommended resources that might help?
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How to help children with anxiety about getting their vaccine shot?
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What can help 8-12y old children with social anxiety to develop confidence and build self-esteem?
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Most of my clients cannot speak. How I can differentiate signs of anxiety and problem behavior, for example, avoidance?
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Are levels of anxiety in children and adolescent increasing or are we just more aware and able to see it?
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