Before we look at the methods of fixing anxiety attacks in children, we need to understand that anxiety is a symptom and not a disease. Just like any other disease, it could be prevented easily by curing the symptoms and not the underlying causes. Hence, if we cure the symptoms of anxiety attacks, it does not mean that the problem is solved. The problem may reappear when the problem is not cured. This is why I often advice my clients to avoid prescription drugs and medications prescribed by physicians until they are sure that the anxiety attack is not caused by medical conditions. If you follow this advice, then I am sure that your child will be completely free from anxiety attacks in their adulthood.
So, we know that anxiety is a symptom and not a disease. What parents everywhere want is a cure for the symptoms associated with anxiety. If you have noticed that your child is not able to handle stress at home or at school, then it is advisable to take them to a specialist for proper treatment. Let me tell you that no matter how bad the situation is at home, when your children are under constant stress, anxiety, depression or bipolar disorder, they are more likely to exhibit symptoms of an anxiety disorder.
One of the methods of treating anxiety is through anxiety management. We all know that stress has crossed over into a full-blown anxiety disorder in many people today. It is very important to identify the root cause of stress and deal with it properly. When parents understand this, they become more competent in helping their children. Most of the time, they tend to forget that the root cause of the problem needs to be dealt with before the symptoms of anxiety disorders can be managed.
For example, let us say that your child exhibits nervousness when faced with giving a speech. If the reason behind this is that you have criticized him for not listening carefully enough, then he will become anxious when the speech gets completed. To eliminate such situations, make sure that you give speeches only when your child can fully relax. If you make a very good speech, he would begin to associate your giving the speech as a reward and so he would not be anxious about giving a speech anymore. If you give him excellent speeches from time to time, rather than praising him whenever he gives a speech, you will be freeing your child from anxiety and also giving him excellent opportunity to develop self-confidence.
If you are having problems in managing your anxiety, it is best if you consult an expert who can recommend a certain method of therapy. A good therapy usually involves identifying the root cause of stress, followed by a series of methods aimed to help you in relieving your anxiety. You can look for a clinial associate professor at your local college. He or she will be very happy to help you out in freeing your child from anxiety.
The Anxiety Action Plan is a very practical book written by a psychiatrist with a lot of success. It mainly consists of ten chapters and is composed of four different levels. After going through the chapters you will be able to easily understand what the meaning of each chapter is. After finishing this practical book on freeing your child from anxiety, the child will start developing positive attitude towards other people and thus will be able to interact with them in a friendly manner. This is a very practical book that can be very effective at freeing your child from negative offers.