Social Anxiety can be described as an extreme discomfort in social or performance situations. As children get older, they learn to avoid being the focus of attention at home or school, and as a result, their anxiety can go unnoticed. Some questions that you might like to ask yourself is:
- Does my child/teen avoid eye contact, mumble, blush or tremble when addressed by other people?
- Does my child/teen express an excessive concern about doing or saying something “stupid”?
- Does my child/teen complain of stomachaches and want to stay home from school or parties?
If you would like some strategies and information to support your child, call M1 Psychology to make an appointment – 3067 9129.