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A Heart For All Students: Selective Mutism Support Tips

If you have a child with any form of anxiety, this selective mutism story is for you.

I’ve asked a sweet teen friend of mine, Sarah, to share her selective mutism story to encourage other young girls.

Nearly 4.4 million children have been diagnosed with childhood anxiety. This does not include likely millions of others who do not have a diagnosis.

Awareness of this issue is critical to improving the long-term mental health of these amazing, valuable and God-created people.

Ultimately, spreading awareness of childhood anxiety in its many forms will help us better equip our children with what they need to thrive and overcome.

Selective Mutism is one form of anxiety that affects our children and teens.

My hope is that her story will not only serve to encourage younger girls but will spread awareness of the multiple faces of childhood anxiety.

Parents, educators and other people influencing the lives of our kids need this information.

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If you have a child with any form of anxiety, this selective mutism story is for you.

I’ve asked a sweet teen friend of mine, Sarah, to share her selective mutism story to encourage other young girls.

Sarah and I met a couple of years ago at church. She was one of the girls that I led as a small group leader.

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Key Ideas And Concepts About Selective Mutism Support Tips

Selective Mutism is a complex childhood anxiety disorder characterized by a child’s inability to speak and communicate effectively in select social settings, such as school.

Nearly 4.4 million children have been diagnosed with childhood anxiety.

Unfortunately, many parents, educators, and leaders do not recognize the severe anxiety that so many children navigate.

Childhood anxiety is often displayed as: temper tantrums, meltdowns, talking back, excessive talking,…

Selective Mutism is one form of anxiety that affects our children and teens.

Some children with Selective Mutism feel as though they are on stage every minute of the day!

The Essential Importance of Safe Relationships.

Mom, Be That Safe Person.

Teachers Need To Be Educated & Willing to Think Outside-the-Box.

Writing what you feel is important because it can help you release frustrations, fears and doubts.

To be included and seen. That’s what we all want.

The number one underlying issue these moms were facing?

I’ll tell you: Parenting an anxious child.

 

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  •    [02:45] Selective Mutism
  •    [03:51] Signs Of Childhood Anxiety
  •    [05:29] Sarah’s Story
  •    [07:40] Remove The Impossible
  •    [09:51] Impact Of An Audience
  •    [11:34] Sarah’s Tips
  •    [14:26] Teacher’s Need To Be Educated
  •    [17:44] Get It Out On Paper

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