Episode 2 - Anxiety in Children: The Great Imposter
Rachel Tomlinson is a Registered Psychologist who specialises in working with children and families. She uses her professional skills and insights as a mother herself to explore tough parenting topics.
Welcome to episode 2 of my podcast. This episodes focus is on how anxiety presents in children, how it differs from adults, what you might notice in their behaviours and some simple strategies to help children manage feelings of anxiety/distress.
Over the years I have noticed that parents are often at a loss with challenging behaviours, only to later realise that the behaviours were explained by anxiety. But please note, one behaviour or symptom does not equal a diagnosis of anxiety, so please take all information with a pinch of salt and see an appropriate health professional for a formal assessment/discussion.
Also, please excuse my croaky throat throughout, I’m on the tail end of a bug!
Below are the links through Soundcloud and Stitcher (iTunes and Spotify links to follow shortly) if you want to listen in another format.
This podcast and content on this website is a guide only and should not replace advice from your own mental health professional/support network. Rachel Tomlinson will not be held responsible for any damage or loss experienced by those reading this article or any other content on this website. If you are concerned about a loved one, please contact your local emergency or mental health services
Shoot any questions or comments my way!
Until next time