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E85 - Parenting Strategies for the Anxious Child with Sonja Latifpour | Parent Talk

June 2, 2019

Episode: E85 - Parenting strategies for the Anxious Child with Sonja Latifpour. 
Guest(s): Sonja Latifpour, Registered Social Worker, Child Psychotherapist and Mom of 4

Today on ParentTalk, Geneviève and Heather are welcoming Sonja Latifpour, Registered Social Worker, Child Psychotherapist and Mom of 4, to talk about Parenting strategies for the Anxious Child.

We cover: 

 • How to recognize if my child is anxious. 
 • When a parent might be concerned about their child’s anxiety being more than what is normal. 
 • How anxiety in parents can affect the child and what anxiety looks like in the family. 
 • How parents can create more anxiety by being too helpful. 
 • How letting your child cancel on a playdate, or pretend to be sick for a school performance might help in the short term but may make things worse long term. 
 • Using empathy as the first step in calming your child. 
 • Next steps to take after helping your child calm down and other strategies you can use or teach your child. 
 • How you can model flexibility and have a positive response to managing your own anxiety. 
 • When you should seek professional help.