Parent Primer Group for Parenting an Anxious Child
Day/Time: Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 pm
Duration: Six Sessions
Cost: $100 per session
Group Leader: Dr. Taylor Wilmer, PhD
Parenting a child with anxiety can be confusing and frustrating. Traditional parenting strategies, such as reassuring a child when they are anxious, can backfire and may actually make anxiety worse. Parents often struggle with knowing how to respond to their child’s anxiety, such as when to “push” a child to do something that makes them anxious and when to allow a child to avoid the situation, or how to differentiate between “real” anxiety and defiant behavior.
This “parent primer” group is designed to be a brief but impactful introduction to evidence-based skills and strategies that parents can use to help their child manage their anxiety. The group meets for 60-minute sessions once per week, for six weeks. Admission to the group is rolling, allowing parents who are new to the group an opportunity to learn from parents who have already had experience applying the techniques with their child.
Group sessions will cover:
- Understanding your child’s anxious responses.
- Specific statements to support your child when they are anxious.
- Identifying and reducing accommodation of anxiety at home.
- Learning how to respond to problem behaviors and encourage positive behaviors.
- Developing a behavior plan to reinforce positive behaviors.
If you are interested, contact Dr. Taylor Wilmer (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.