Parents, child care providers and health care professionals can work together to help children overcome their anxiety and depression.
Working as a team, they can help children to identify and recognize their feelings, redirect their tendency to withdraw and provide them with a safe and secure environment. They can also support the anxious or depressed child to adapt to new situations and teach him how to join in and play with others.
Parents can also adapt their parenting style to their child’s temperament. They can avoid being overprotective or letting their child see their own anxieties.
There are ways to support children with anxiety and depression as well as their parents. Recognizing anxiety and depression is a good start.