Working with parents is an essential part of the overall treatment program for your child.
- Treatment will be focused to help your child as well as the family.
- The therapy process will be developed for children so that they can participate fully in their recovery and understand the goals of therapy.
- The therapy will be child-friendly, practical, and empowering for your child.
- An effective “battle plan” will be developed for your child.
- Parents will be given the information and tools needed to get their child well as soon as possible.
Examples of therapy goals for helping you with your anxious child include:
- Understand your child’s anxiety and learn strategies to help them cope better.
- Help your child manage their feelings.
- Discover strategic parenting skills and help your child manage the anxiety more effectively.
- Decrease frustration and conflict in the family.
- Learn practical strategies and solutions to improve behavior and decrease outbursts.
- Learn to become more confident, knowledgeable, and successful in your parenting.
- Develop positive parenting practices in a step-by–step manner that is individually tailored to your child’s needs.
- Improve morning, bedtime and sleep routines.
- Help your child to feel encouraged rather than discouraged and to develop self-esteem.
- Learn how to decrease child’s avoidance of people, places, or things and encourage your child to approach situations.