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Anxiety Counseling: Avoidance Behaviors

The World Health Organization recognizes anxiety disorders as the most common mental disorder worldwide, citing that 1 in 13 suffer from anxiety of some kind.  Children with anxiety are much more likely than their peers to see seemingly small situations as ones that induce fear or anxiety; such as giving an oral report or presentation, not being picked for a sports team or receiving a poor grade on a project.  When faced with these situations, they may demonstrate certain avoidance behaviors. It is important as parents and teachers to be on the lookout for these behaviors. Actions you might notice are:

  • Child Seems Withdrawn
  • Child Avoids Interacting with Other Children
  • Child Always Selects the Easiest Task to Complete First
  • Child Avoids Situations That Have a Higher Risk of Failure

At the end of the day, an anxiety diagnosis is not the end of the world.  If your child is dealing with anxiety, anxiety counseling might be the answer.  The good news is that there are resources available including counseling from a licensed professional like Insight Child & Family Counseling.  To get started, give us a call today at 972-426-9500 or visit our site for some free resources and tools.

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