34 episodes

Each week Dawn answers a frequently asked question about child and teen anxiety. Dawn spent thirty years working with, writing about, and supporting parents and children in her private clinical practice and now as the owner of Child Anxiety Support, a membership for parents of anxious kids and teens.

The Child Anxiety FAQ Dawn Friedman MSEd

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Each week Dawn answers a frequently asked question about child and teen anxiety. Dawn spent thirty years working with, writing about, and supporting parents and children in her private clinical practice and now as the owner of Child Anxiety Support, a membership for parents of anxious kids and teens.

    Is failure to launch caused by anxiety?

    Is failure to launch caused by anxiety?

    Today we talk about "failure to launch" specifically in the context of anxiety. I also mention the SPACE (supportive parenting for anxious childhood emotions) program. You can learn more about SPACE and find a practitioner at spacetreatment.net or check out my Child Anxiety Support program.
    This podcast and website represents the opinions of me, Dawn Friedman MSEd. The content here should not be taken as clinical advice. The content here is for informational purposes only. 
    While I make every effort to ensure that the information I am sharing is accurate, I welcome any comments, suggestions, or correction of errors.
    This website or podcast should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony.  No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast or website.
    In no way does listening, reading, emailing or interacting on social media with our content establish a counselor-client relationship.

    • 9 min
    How do you distinguish between ADHD and anxiety in children?

    How do you distinguish between ADHD and anxiety in children?

    Anxiety and ADD/ADHD share some symptoms and to make things even more complicated, at least one third of all children and teens who are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD are also diagnosed with anxiety. We talk about this more in this week's podcast.
    This podcast and website represents the opinions of me, Dawn Friedman MSEd. The content here should not be taken as clinical advice. The content here is for informational purposes only. 
    While I make every effort to ensure that the information I am sharing is accurate, I welcome any comments, suggestions, or correction of errors.
    This website or podcast should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony.  No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast or website.
    In no way does listening, reading, emailing or interacting on social media with our content establish a counselor-client relationship.

    • 11 min
    What are some causes of separation anxiety disorder?

    What are some causes of separation anxiety disorder?

    Today we're talking about the ways that anxiety can begin or be perpetuated in the context of social anxiety (but also debunking the idea that there needs to be a traceable cause).
    This podcast and website represents the opinions of me, Dawn Friedman MSEd. The content here should not be taken as clinical advice. The content here is for informational purposes only. 
    While I make every effort to ensure that the information I am sharing is accurate, I welcome any comments, suggestions, or correction of errors.
    This website or podcast should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony.  No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast or website.
    In no way does listening, reading, emailing or interacting on social media with our content establish a counselor-client relationship.

    • 18 min
    What's the most important thing parents of anxious kids need to know?

    What's the most important thing parents of anxious kids need to know?

    Today I introduced my Bill of Rights for Anxious Kids, which was inspired by Ross Greene's Bill of Rights for Behaviorally Challenged Kids. You can download my Bill of Rights by going here: ChildAnxietySupport.com/rights
    You can learn more about Ross Green's work at his website, Lives in the Balance and download his bill of rights as a PDF right here.
    This podcast and website represents the opinions of me, Dawn Friedman MSEd. The content here should not be taken as clinical advice. The content here is for informational purposes only. 
    While I make every effort to ensure that the information I am sharing is accurate, I welcome any comments, suggestions, or correction of errors.
    This website or podcast should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony.  No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast or website.
    In no way does listening, reading, emailing or interacting on social media with our content establish a counselor-client relationship.

    • 14 min
    How do I make a decision about anxiety medication for my child?

    How do I make a decision about anxiety medication for my child?

    A very brief overview of what to consider when you're making a decision about whether or not to seek medication support for your anxious child or teen. I make mention of the Anxiety Disorders: Parents’ Medication Guide from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, which you can download as a PDF here. It's a great starting point to help you understand what to talk about with your child's doctor.
    This podcast and website represents the opinions of me, Dawn Friedman MSEd. The content here should not be taken as clinical advice. The content here is for informational purposes only. 
    While I make every effort to ensure that the information I am sharing is accurate, I welcome any comments, suggestions, or correction of errors.
    This website or podcast should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony.  No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast or website.
    In no way does listening, reading, emailing or interacting on social media with our content establish a counselor-client relationship.

    • 14 min
    How do I help a child with separation anxiety go to sleep?

    How do I help a child with separation anxiety go to sleep?

    We talk about the importance of planning when we're working on sleep in the context of child anxiety especially because it's likely to get worse before it gets better. I also recommend the wonderful Macall Gordon as a sleep coach. You can find more info about her at her web site LittleLiveWires.com. You can also follow her at Instagram right here.
    This podcast and website represents the opinions of me, Dawn Friedman MSEd. The content here should not be taken as clinical advice. The content here is for informational purposes only. 
    While I make every effort to ensure that the information I am sharing is accurate, I welcome any comments, suggestions, or correction of errors.
    This website or podcast should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony.  No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast or website.
    In no way does listening, reading, emailing or interacting on social media with our content establish a counselor-client relationship.

    • 9 min

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