CBC: New online tool helps parents teach kids how to overcome anxiety
A University of Manitoba professor has developed a web tool to teach parents strategies to help their kids who are overly shy, anxious or fearful.
“Many kids who struggle with shyness or anxiety when they’re young have that problem as teenagers and adults,” said John Walker, a professor in the department of clinical health psychology.
“When you work with your child early on, you already overcome some obstacles.”
Walker and his colleagues made the Coaching for Confidence web program because their kids struggled with anxiety and they had to find strategies to help. Now they want to help other parents.
“There’s many parents that are a long way from help and the resources are quite limited for helping parents with this problem,” he said.