Anxiety in children is all too common and, when left untreated, is one of the strongest predictors of anxiety and depression later in life. Childhood fears and worries are normal, but excessive worrying and the cycle of behaviors that follow adversely influence a child’s learning, social development, and family life. In this half hour video, I speak directly to children and their parents on helping them understand what worry does to their bodies and how to respond to worry in a different way.
Lynn Lyons, LICSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist who lives in Concord, New Hampshire and is in private practice there. For 26 years, Lynn has specialized in the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults and children. Lynn presents internationally to parents, therapists, teachers, and other helping professionals and is the author of three books on anxiety and children.