Anxiety in an 11 yr old ds how can I help him!!

(4 Posts)
algor Thu 07-Feb-13 10:38:17

My ds goes to High school this year, obviously this brings numerous natural worries. One in particular is his fear that when the fire alarm goes off (which it will even if just for drills) he will wet his pants. His fears arent unjustified as this happened more than once at primary school and as late as primary 5. Nothing i say seems to help, he is adamant it will happen and he will be bullied mercilessly for it. Short of following him into public buildings and secretly setting off fire alarms wink I am at a loss as what to do can you help me?

Ineedmorepatience Thu 07-Feb-13 17:35:02

Bless him algor, how worrying for himsad

I can totally see why he would stress about it. I have no advice other than go to your GP as he might be able to refer your Ds to a cousellor. You dont even need to take your Ds just book the appointment in his name.

There is a thread for parents of anxious children. I will bump it for you as someone on there might have some more ideas for you. smile

Could you do some practice alarms at home with the smoke detectors? Otherwise perhaps there is a youth councilor at high school that he could talk to?

Gunznroses Fri 08-Feb-13 07:35:43

That sounds quite extreme, have you thought of looking into Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for him ? Expensive but very good results.

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