Having an anxious child can really get to parents. Seeing our children struggling about something triggers different personal reactions for each of us. As parents, we often hold it together despite feeling overwhelmed, sad, etc. inside. It is, after all, really hard to bare our true feelings to others. But through sharing these feelings, we can be stronger and support each other with our children.
I recently held a survey online on how parents feel about their anxious child and in this episode, I’ll be sharing the results with you. Here’s an overview of what was asked in the survey and some tips, ideas and strategies on helping your children:
- Amy’s story of how she started working with mums.
- Why women are compelled to do so much more than what they can handle.
- The challenges, significant shifts and identity dilemmas that mums go through.
- Amy expounds on the role and the meaning of being a mother and how they can be nurtured.
- What is Matrescence?
- The importance of acknowledging matrescence as an ongoing experience for mums.
- How mothers can smoothly adapt to the processes of parenting development and self-care.
- Self-care for mums and parents who have children with additional needs.
- Dealing with anxiety in children.
- Amy shares her story of how her daughter has been her greatest teacher.
- Do fathers have the same experience as matrescence in women?
- Deb’s highlights from the conversation.