Parenting Through Anxiety aims to give parents confidence in using skills and resources to help their children cope, and to provide parents with practical support to manage their own journey with anxiety.

New group in Comox Valley for parents with anxiety

Parenting Through Anxiety meets Tuesday evenings

Being a parent can be a difficult job and a certain amount of worry is normal.

However, if you are a parent who experiences anxiety or has a child with anxiety symptoms, it can make even the smallest parenting decision feel overwhelming. You are not alone in this struggle, and anxiety can be managed.

Parenting Through Anxiety is a new group for parents who recognize anxiety symptoms in themselves and also have children exhibiting signs of anxiety. These may include separation anxiety, school avoidance, sleep disturbances due to worrying, and the need for endless reassurance.

The focus of Parenting Through Anxiety is twofold: to give parents confidence in using skills and resources to help their children cope, and to provide parents with practical support to manage their own journey with anxiety. This includes introducing parents to simple mindfulness-based practices and hands-on tools proven to enhance self-regulation and reduce anxiety symptoms.

Parenting Through Anxiety is a free group funded by Child and Youth Mental Health (MCFD) and Comox Valley Family Services Association. The group this January is for parents with children ages 5 through 10 years old. However, if your child falls outside of this age group please still contact us, as we are assessing the need for future Parenting Through Anxiety groups.

This session will run Tuesday evenings, 6:00-7:30, for six consecutive weeks, starting Jan.30. Registration is required for this group. To register or for more information, please contact Sarah Hoffman at 250-338-7575, ext 222, or sarah.h@cvfsa.org.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Rotarians clean up the beach at Goose Spit in Comox

Newest Rotary club in area hopes to make it an annual event

Cumberland signs on for region’s compost program

The Village has been involved with a pilot compost program since 2012

Cumberland council supports cannabis delivery changes

Letters to Village point to need for online order, direct delivery during pandemic

Comox Valley RCMP impound six vehicles in six days in May

All drivers were found to be going at least 47 km/h over the speed limit

Cumberland water plant costs come in higher than planned

Extra costs result of delays, Hydro requirements and right of way access

11 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. as top doc urges caution amid ‘encouraging’ low rates

Dr. Bonnie Henry also announced that two care home outbreaks would be declared over

Comox Valley business map offers information on local eateries, grocery stores and more

Search and click for hours and services offered during the COVID-19 pandemic

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

Surrey mayor’s party under fire for ‘sickening’ tweet accusing northern B.C. RCMP of murder

Mayor Doug McCallum says tweet, Facebook post ‘sent out by unauthorized person’

Father’s Day Walk Run for prostate cancer will be virtual event this year throughout B.C.

The annual fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC has brought in $2.5 million since 1999

Dr. Bonnie Henry announces official ban on overnight kids’ camps this summer

New ban comes after talking with other provincial health officials across the country, Henry says

Senior man in hospital after unprovoked wolf attack near Prince Rupert

Conservation officers are on site looking for the wolf

VIDEO: NASA astronauts blast off into space on SpaceX rocket

Marks NASA’s first human spaceflight launched from U.S. soil in nearly a decade

‘I knew what he wanted’: Kootenay man spends hours in tree as black bear patrols below

Francis Levasseur is no stranger to the outdoors, but a recent run-in with a bear caused quite a scare

Most Read