Kids and anxiety - what others don't see
Make a cuppa - it's a long one
His anxiety started to consume him
Judging the parents of kids with anxiety
Fight or flight
Parents like me
It’s emotional wins like today that makes all the prep talks, tears and outside judgment worth it. I hope by sharing this story, you are made aware of what parents like me go through. We don’t want to be that helicopter parent. For the mental health of our babies we sometimes have to be.
Thank you for listening.
Support for parents like you
If your child struggles with anxiety then, chances are, you struggle with supporting your child with anxiety. It is really hard feeling like you are on your own.
WACPPS run a course ‘Supporting Children with Anxiety’ and you can check out our What’s On page for information on when that runs next in person (likely early 2024). If you struggle to find time or capacity to attend courses in person, you want to do the course ASAP you can check out the online version of the course.
Support for children
If you would like to empower your child/ren to find calm and courage through anxiety you can check our our Finding Your Brave course that is running this school holiday.
This post was originally posted by Karla D’Lima. Posted to help others understand what goes on behind the scenes to help our children with anxiety to function in the world in a way that others take for granted. This post has been re-posted with permission.
About the author
Karla is the mum of two amazing boys, a wife, gamer, cook, photographer and serial craft stasher. Buying craft supplies and using them are 2 separate hobbies right? Karla is the author of Lala’s Kitchen and Lala’s Lyfe, soon to be combined.