On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I talk with Dr. Sherrie Campbell about parents can manage their children’s anxiety. Dr. Sherrie is a nationally recognized expert in clinical psychology, an inspirational speaker, former radio host of the “Dr. Sherrie Show” for the BBM Global Network and TuneIn Radio, a former contributor for HuffPost, and the author of several books, including But It’s Your Family : Cutting Ties with Toxic Family Members and Success Equations: A Path to Living an Emotionally Wealthy Life. She’s one of the top read contributors for Entrepreneur.com, a regularly featured expert on radio and television, and in Time.com, Self.com, USA Today, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and numerous other media outlets. Dr. Sherrie is a licensed psychologist with almost three decades of clinical training and experience, providing counseling and psychotherapy services to residents of Orange County, California. In her private practice, she specializes in psychotherapy with children, adults and teenagers, providing marriage and family therapy, counseling for grief, and offering advice on childhood trauma, sexual issues, personality disorders, illness, and more. She is the mother of a daughter who inspires her every move in life. She resides in Los Angeles.
“When we are anxious, we’re actually anxious about things that are not currently happening, and so we are foreshadowing that something horrible is going to happen. It’s important to teach our kids to slow down, and we can help them to do that,” Sherrie said. “The best way to do that is to look at those signs, then approach our kids and try to change their physiology, like suggesting a bath or walk. That little break pulls them away from the thought that they are projecting forward into a doomsday situation, and it kind of spot-checks them.”
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