Anxiety (Primary School)
Anxiety in primary school age children is really common. It may show itself as a behaviour problems, separation anxiety, worries about death, anger, school refusal, sleep problems. or even tics and rituals. For many children these are just normal phases to go through, but for some the anxiety can get so bad it affects what they can do and can impact on the whole family.We've selected some websites, books and great videos below, recommended by CAMHS and by parents with some practical ideas on how you can help your child.
- Under Apps and Games there are some fun relaxing and distraction games and other ideas coping with stress.
- For School anxiety and school refusal see this page
- Relaxation CD Enchanted Meditations for Kids by Christiane Kerr (CD/audiobook) One of a series of CDs recommended by the Royal College of Psychiatry.