Aug. 31, 2020

Why Rigidity is the Bellwether of Anxiety Disorders in Children

Why Rigidity is the Bellwether of Anxiety Disorders in Children

In our debut episode of Season 2, we discuss our name change from A Mom's Retreat to Flusterclux and what the name means to us and what the podcast is about for new listeners. We talk about the early signs of anxiety parents should be looking for in their kids right now. What is the healthy balance between routine and flexibility that doesn't promote rigidity. Lynn also answers a listener question about a child who gets anxious being on camera during remote learning. She gives the parents the language to support him in adapting.


Show Notes

0:34 Lynn and Robin discuss the new season of Flusterclux and describe who the podcast is for. Lynn describes emotional management as a goal for her therapy clients and her own family and why it is such a critical skill to strengthen relationships and prevent loneliness.

6:10 Robin and Lynn discuss the reason behind the name change from A Mom’s Retreat to Flusterclux.

8:46 Robin asks Lynn how families can tell if anxiety and anxious patterns are creeping into a household as a result of the stress of 2020. Lynn talks about rigidity and routine and explains the critical importance of flexibility within a routine for children and teens.

19:06 Robin asks Lynn how parents should be talking to their children about fall schedules to make room for its possibilities of changing.

21:53 Robin asks Lynn if there are better ways to talk to teens about school this fall than others to promote flexibility and adaptability.

Lynn asks listeners a critical question she suggests all families ask themselves about the pandemic.

24:19 Lynn answers a listener question about a child who gets anxious being on camera and needs a reassurance that remote learning cannot provide.

Lynn talks about the skill to develop around accepting criticism and social anxiety’s fear of judgement.

30:12 Lynn shares stories of her husband’s past whistling and then shows off her own whistling talents.

32:10 Join our Facebook group so that you can submit a question for a future episode with Lynn.

We thank our sponsor Milestones Pediatric Therapy Center.

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Show music by Peter Sandberg.

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