Hi! I have read your posts about dealing with a child with anxiety. My dtr has general anxiety with any crowds, new situations, loud sounds, separating from me and she is 10. We finally sought help for her this summer b/c it became too much for us to manage and are now considering meds. Today is the first day of school for her and it was VERY stressful for her and me. She is the oldest of 3 kids. My son started 1st grade and my youngest just began K. I wanted to send you an email b/c I need to touch base w/ someone else who struggles w/ this. I feel so lost and often wounder if I am parenting in the way that is right for her or I am just making matters worse. We've struggled for many years, but it has only been in the last yr. that we have finally recognized this as anxiety and not something she will "grow out of". What works for your child? What eases the stress for you and them?
Thanks for any help.