09-01-2019 02:25 PM
My daughter is 18 and is about to finish her VCE education in a few months time. She is reasonably academic and a all around nice girl who's never been in trouble and doesn't struggle socially, but she gets incredibly anxious when it comes to her friends visiting our house for dinner etc as she is worried they won't like it and she will be teased. She is seeing a Psychologist who is making a difference and has been suggesting different methods to help her work through her anxiety, she loves keeping fit and she says that helps her calm down. She wants to join the Air Force post Year 12 however she still wets her bed almost every night and she understands how this may make her unable to join, so she is becoming anxious about that as well. I'm more than supportive and proud of her, would anyone have any tips or advice on how to help her through her issues? I just wish I could do more.
09-02-2019 02:52 PM
Thank you for sharing this with us and asking for support. I can hear from how you describe your daughter that while she suffers with anxiety, she also seems to have some great positives happening for her. It's great that she has found ways to cope through exercise.
I can understand though that she worries about the bed-wetting. Is this something she has raised with her psychologist before? It sounds like you're doing everything within your power to be supportive.
09-03-2019 01:01 PM - edited 09-03-2019 01:03 PM
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