Wednesday, January 25, 2012
A Post From My Daughter on Coping With Anxiety (Do's and Don'ts from a Kid's Perspective
I'm just dropping in to share a post my daughter, Jaimie, did on our 'The Gift' blog. Jaimie lives with Spectrum issues, SPD and general/social anxiety. I wrote about our initial struggles with finding the right assessment, diagnosis and therapy for her in my book, Not Just Spirited: A Mom's Sensational Journey with SPD.
One thing with Jaimie is that she is very verbal and creative. We've used these pathways in reaching her and she's done very well. She also loves to know she helps others so we came up with the idea for her to post about some of the things she goes through and how she copes with them. She's one brilliant girl, I tell ya.
This week, she's talking about what it's like struggling between wanting to experience fun things with her friends but worrying about how those experiences will make her feel. She shares her feelings as well as a few 'Do's and Don't's' and thought it might be helpful for some of you out there, or for those who have a child in their lives living with high anxiety.
Click HERE to be taken to her post and feel free to share your own stories or leave a comment.
See you again soon when we'll take another step on our Wellness journey!