How to guide your child through their feelings of worry.
Anxiety is a natural and necessary part of life - it helps us to make decisions that keep us safe. However, sometimes, anxiety can become overwhelming. Amygdalas become overprotective and we become flooded with worries. Watching a child struggle with anxiety can be hard for parents - they may feel powerless or unable to help their child navigate these feelings.
Dr Vanessa shares the origins of anxiety - from its necessary roots in survival - to how our everyday life contributes to feelings of alarm over experiences that are seemingly harmless. She shares doable strategies for guiding our children through their moments of heightened emotions, as well as how we can become more aware of our own feelings around anxiety and stress. This course is a must-take for parents of children of any age!
Dr. Vanessa Lapointe is a mom, parenting educator, best-selling author, international speaker, and a regularly invited media guest. Founder and director of The North Star Developmental Clinic, she has been supporting families and children for almost 20 years and has previous experience in community mental health and the school system. Dr. Vanessa is known for bringing a sense of nurturing understanding and humanity to all of her work. Her passion is in walking alongside parents, teachers, care providers, and other big people to really see the world through the child’s eyes. She believes that if we can do this, we are beautifully positioned to grow up our children in the best possible way.