When faced with a child who is worried or anxious, it can be hard to know how best to help and sometimes in trying to help, we end up making things worse. In this course, Pooky helps you to understand the cycle of anxiety and the simple steps you can take to help your child feel like together you are taking control of their anxiety rather than letting their anxiety control them.
The course has been developed and delivered by Dr Pooky Knightsmith and is aimed at parents and carers and other champions of children aged ten and under, though you may find the ideas are more widely applicable. The development of this course has been supported by Resilient Rutland who are funded by the National Lottery Community fund.
Pooky has a PhD in child mental health from the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. She is the author of several books, and is a former chair of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition. She runs Creative Education alongside her husband and Mother-in-Law.