Help your children to realize that there are other adults who can help them if they don't want to talk to Mom or Dad or if Mom or Dad is doing something that concerns them.Ask "If you don't feel comfortable talking to me about something, who else can you talk to?According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders affect 40 million Americans a year.And if left untreated can lead to serious physical illness as well.Explain these tricks to your children and reassure them that you can handle the situation, even if they didn’t object to the sexual interaction at the time."As your parent, aunt, guardian, I will always be here to keep you safe and will always believe you and love you." "If someone touches you in an uncomfortable way it is never your fault." "They just tell you that to trick you." Involve other adults Children need to know that there are other adults in whom they can confide.Sometimes children are afraid that they will "get in trouble" if they tell their parents about something that happened.
" "Sometimes relatives, like grandparents or uncles or cousins, don't understand the rules and touch kids in ways they’re not supposed to.
In general, most anxiety disorders are treated with behavioral therapy or counseling, medication, or some combination of the two.
In addition, a compassionate and understanding social support network can be instrumental in the recovery of a person with an anxiety disorder.
Fortunately, anxiety disorders typically respond well to treatment.
Many individuals who seek treatment go on to lead healthy, productive lives.