Helping Children Chase Away Worry: Understanding and Managing Anxiety in Children
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Coquitlam Library - City Centre Branch, Coquitlam
This talk is aimed at assisting parents and caregivers in gaining a better understanding of how anxiety manifests in children. Anxiety manifests in different ways in different children. It can affect general behavior, academic performance, social interaction, sleep patterns, internal dialogue, emotional reactions and self-esteem.
Anxiety is not always all bad, a certain level of anxiety is healthy and at times necessary to move onto the next developmental milestone and learn new things…to step out of one’s comfort zone and push limits. However, there is a fine line between healthy levels of anxiety and anxiety that stands in the way of development and progress.