This workbook is designed to help parents and caregivers support children experiencing anxiety related to school. It explains what school-based anxiety is, including common causes, signs and symptoms. The workbook provides practical activities and tips based on cognitive-behavioral therapy approaches to help manage anxiety.
It includes techniques to help identify anxiety thoughts, feelings, behaviors and bodily sensations. Grounding and relaxation activities are suggested, like breathing exercises, muscle relaxation and distraction. Strategies are provided for gradually exposing children to anxiety-provoking situations to challenge avoidance behaviors. This includes creating “anxiety ladders” with small achievable steps. Tips are given for managing worried thoughts, including “worry time” scheduling and positive self-talk.
Additional resources like websites and apps are suggested for further support. The workbook seems structured to help parents understand their child’s anxiety cycle and equip them with step-by-step tools to manage symptoms. By working through the activities together, parents can support their child in building coping skills and overcoming school-based anxiety.
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