Seperation anxiety can disrupt a child's life and cause them to miss out on all the joys of childhood. But is the child really the one having a hard time letting go?
Children have an uncanny way of sensing emotions and tend to live in the unconscious of their parents. So when a parent suffers with anxiousness, that fear or paranioa can be equally realized by their children.
In this video, I'll provide some guidance on how to handle these manifestations caused by the often referred to, helicopter parents.
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Paul Foxman, Ph.D.
Paul Foxman, PhD has led hundreds of workshops throughout the US and Canada, and he has appeared on television and radio as an expert on the topic anxiety. His books include The Clinician’s Guide to Anxiety Disorders in Kids & Teens (PESI, 2016), Dancing with Fear (Hunter House, 2007) and award-winning The Worried Child (Hunter House, 2004). He also co-authored a casebook, Conquering Panic and Anxiety Disorders (with Glatzer) (Hunter House, 2002). Dr. Foxman’s most recent book, Traumas and Triumphs, was published in 2022. Dr. Foxman is known for his knowledge and clarity, sense of humor, compassion, and engaging speaking style.
Dr. Foxman is a clinical psychologist, as well as founder and director of the Vermont Center for Anxiety Care. In 1985, he co-founded the Lake Champlain Waldorf School in Shelburne, VT, now flourishing form kindergarten through high school. Dr. Foxman has over 40 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings including hospitals, community mental health centers, schools, and private practice.
Dr. Foxman’s education includes Yale University (BA in Psychology), Peabody College of Vanderbilt University (PhD in Clinical Psychology), and training at the Department of Psychiatry of Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco, the Kennedy Child Study Center in Nashville, and the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute.
Financial: Dr. Paul Foxman is the founder and director of the Vermont Center for Anxiety Care. He is a published author and receives royalties. Dr. Foxman receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Paul Foxman is a member of the Vermont Psychological Association and the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.