My DH has anxiety issues and ADHD, I am BiPolar type 2. My 4yo also has anxiety issues. He cries sometimes for hours for no reason and doesn't sleep. He also has anxiety attacks when he faces new things and/or thinks things have been changed.
My DH has never learned to deal with his issues and I am doing my best to get mine under control, but I don't know how to even start dealing with his. I don't want him medicated, and that's all the doctors want to do.
Is anyone else dealing with this? How to I help a 4yo with an anxiety issue I don't understand?
Answer by MamaSpurg at 11:19 AM on Jun. 20, 2010
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:22 AM on Jun. 20, 2010
Answer by m-avi at 11:24 AM on Jun. 20, 2010
Answer by mommy2joeynabby at 11:40 AM on Jun. 20, 2010
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:46 AM on Jun. 20, 2010
Answer by Arisce at 12:04 PM on Jun. 20, 2010
Sabrina - it so brave of your to put your self out here like this! The only suggestion that I have is a wonderful book called No More Panic by Claire Weeks; you should be able to find it your local library. There is a lot of controversy around dietary changes; I would try putting your family on a macrobiotic diet for a couple of months, and see if you notice any improvements. I love Jessica Porter's approach http://www.hipchicksmacrobiotics.com/
Answer by rkoloms at 1:15 PM on Jun. 20, 2010