04-23-2019 12:13 AM - edited 04-23-2019 12:13 AM
04-23-2019 12:11 PM
It is really great to hear that your 8 year old has been able to see a counsellor to work through some of the experiences she has had with an older sibling- I always really admire the bravery of young people who put their hand up for help and embrace support, it's such an important step It sounds like you have done so much to make sure that your daughter gets the support she needs to address the feelings of anxiety
It is a really good question you have raised- to start fresh or continue on with the counsellor your daughter knows? It sounds like the financial aspect is a big factor too. What are your initial thoughts? Have you had a chat to your daughter about her thoughts?
One thing that can be really helpful if you are going to start with a new counsellor is having your daughter's records sent over so that they know what you are both going through and how they can support her
04-23-2019 01:51 PM
04-29-2019 02:34 AM
It is something that they'll have to deal with for the rest of their lives. I suggest getting a routine of exercises to mitigate the effects. I don't suggest forcing the child to do things they're uncomfortable with, it may traumatize even more.
04-29-2019 02:03 PM
@mrskode How did you go deciding about trying a new counsellor? It can be a hard decision to make - especially when you've had a good one for so long.
Sometimes a new therapist can bring a new perspective which is helpful too.
Let us know how you go
05-02-2019 01:34 PM
Being 18 you can change the locks after you have given her the boundaries of your expectations. It isn't up to you to help - apparently she is an adult who already knows everything.. Mothering is such a guilty job!!
A new child psychologist is your best move to start but, make sure you both develop a rship with them. Be guided by your girl, even at 8 they are pretty on top of who they like or not. 2 years in a child's development is huge.
Money is always an issue. We have started in community health and come across some brilliant psych's in that time (over 16 yrs).
Have a look at the different sites for school kids with anxiety it will be very beneficial for you to understand some of what she may be feeling. Breathe, lots of us are dealing with the identical issues.