If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are feeling a bit out of control right now. Keep reading because I’ve got your back. I’m going to tell you how to get your family back in control.
You and I both know that watching your kids with anxiety suffer while you sit by helplessly is heartbreaking for you. I’ve been there so I know how you feel. You wonder if you are doing the right things to help them, you wonder if you have to get help for them, whether you ought to be exploring medicine, and you wonder if you are making things worse.
Parenting is such a guessing game at the best times. But when your child is suffering, you don’t want to guess. You want a sure thing that can help them the fastest and least intrusive way possible.
Danny (age 10) had crippling anxiety that seemed to come out of the blue. His parents, Jen and Mike, consulted his teacher and the school counselor and his primary care doctor for advice. They said “try deep breathing,” “decrease his stress,” and “take this medicine.” Jen and Mike were willing to try anything but these seemed almost too obvious and generic. And they tried to make his life as easy as they could, wracking their brain trying to understand why this happened, and beating themselves up because it may have been their fault.
After a few weeks, it seemed like the problem wasn’t going away. In fact, it was getting worse. Danny stopped being interested in activities that he used to love. He wanted to quit soccer, boy scouts and even refused to go skiing with his family. They were desperate and exhausted when they finally came to me.
I explained to them what anxiety was, and why it comes. And then, I told them exactly, precisely how to get rid of it, by de-powering anxiety and drawing out Danny’s skills and abilities. I gave them the particular steps to take and why they help. I told them what to expect and how to handle each step along the path sure to come.
I met with Danny and Jen a week later and he had a huge smile on his face. And a BIG smile on Jen’s face. Anxiety was gone and they were so happy!
I know that is exactly the results you want.
Forget the “things have to get worse before they get better” ideology. I don’t work that way. You want a painless approach and I have it.