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How to Help Your Child Deal with Social Anxiety

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“My tummy hurts. I don’t want to go to school today.”

If you’re the parent of a child who suffers from social anxiety, you know that that tummy complaint is not because they are coming down with a bug, but because your child is freaking out about something. Sure enough, when you dig a bit, they will tell you that today they have to stand in front of their classmates to give a presentation.


A person’s level of “social anxiety” falls along a continuum, from feeling a tad concerned at one end of the spectrum to having a full-blown panic attack at the other. As a parent, we can help our children understand this continuum concept and work with them to ensure they get to a place that isn’t interfering with their ability to get the most out of life.


Click here for my five tips that parents can implement to move towards this goal.

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Alyson has been blogging parenting advice for over 15 years. She has been a panelist at BlogWest, Blissdom, #140NYC and more. Her content appears on sites across Canada and the US, but you can read all her own blog posts right here.

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