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Three Things You Can Do When Parenting a Child with Social Anxiety

Having a child with Social Anxiety can be rough for the whole family. You might be dealing with a child who refuses to go to school. A child who spends much of their energy refusing to go places. A child who, if they could, would love to blend in with the wall.

Having a child with Social Anxiety can be hard. As a therapist, here are the first three things I recommend parents do.


How are you supposed to help a child work through this?


In my therapy practice I typically focus on three things first. I talk about what they are and how to focus on them at home in this latest podcast episode.


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