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Support thread for parents of anxious children

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eggsfloursugarbutter Fri 07-Dec-12 12:01:22

I thought I'd start this as I have a very anxious DS and I feel that I am the only one in RL. I figured that there must be lots of us out there and it always helps to feel like you are not alone.

My DS is 4.4 and started school in September. He has not found it easy since the beginning, but since returning after being off sick last week, he has been so anxious that he has vomited every morning in the classroom sad. His crying is what I would call "hysterical".

Trying to get out the door in the morning is a battle, with him running back up the stairs, clinging onto the door frame and refusing to put his shoes and coat on.

He has been quite a clingy/anxious child since he was a baby, so it is not just exclusive to school. He is terrified of going to the dentist, Father Christmas, dressed up characters, parties, trying new things, the list goes on. At this stage, I don't know if there is an underlying reason for it, or whether it is solely anxiety, but I am working closely with the school and GP to monitor it.

I am also 6 months pregnant, with not a lot of support around me and finding it quite difficult and stressful. So if you are going through something similar or have done in the past, then please post it here and perhaps we can all help each other smile.

Jacksterbear Tue 19-Feb-13 11:44:53

Hi everyone smile. Just checking in to see if everyone having an ok half term!

Jacksterbear Fri 01-Mar-13 13:08:48

Bump... anyone still out there?

Jacksterbear Wed 06-Mar-13 11:08:37

Hi. Not sure if anyone still around but... Anyone having a WBD costume nightmare? Can't get DS to agree to anything and now have nothing prepared and it's tomorrow and I can't decide if he's going to get more upset in a cobbled together costume or in no costume. Last dressing up day a couple of months ago was one of his biggest meltdowns ever, does not bode well. sad

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