Date: Saturday, 8 August 2009
Time: 4pm - 5.30pm
Venue: Possibility Room
National Library Board
100 Victoria Street, Level 5
When Children Worry Too Much: Anxiety in Children and What Families Can Do to Help — Dr Iliana Magiati
Many children experience worry and anxiety at some points in their lives. In most occasions, these worries and anxieties do not last long. In other cases, they may be normal worries that most children of the same age have. Sometimes, however, a parent feels that their child worries too much and that their anxiety gets in the way and disrupts their child’s development and fun in life. This can be very upsetting for both parents and children.
In this seminar, we will learn what normal worries are for children of different ages and what parents can do to support the children in dealing with these worries. We will also talk about signs that the anxiety may be taking over, different types of anxiety on the child’s life and, importantly, steps that parents can make to help out. Real examples, role plays and direct teaching will be used to illustrate the points made and parents will also be given written summary of the key points of the seminar.
Organized by: Department of Psychology, Clinical and Health Psychology Centre, National University of Singapore
Admission is free. No registration is required. Please call 6516 5322 for enquiries.