Helping Children Cope with Anxiety

Hosted by Wake-SEIC and Davis Drive PTA

Does your child suffer from anxiety?

Anxiety is the most common emotional problem in children and teens. Serious anxiety, which affects 13% or about 6.5 million children in America, can sidetrack youngsters from learning, making friends and having fun.

Does your child: Worry too much or need a lot of reassurance? Insist on doing things perfectly or get upset about making mistakes? Get very nervous around people or show reluctance to try new things? Have repetitive behaviors that don’t make sense? Seem intense and reactive? Have meltdowns over little things? Countless parents struggle to find the best way to help their children cope with these challenges.

In this practical, information-packed workshop, Dr. Aureen Wagner will discuss:

  • The differences between normal and problem anxiety
  • How children, teenagers and adults express anxiety differently
  • The many faces of anxiety: Worry, separation anxiety, school refusal, perfectionism, test anxiety, social anxiety, panic, obsessions and rituals
  • Meltdowns and explosiveness
  • Red flags and early warning signs
  • What fuels and feeds anxiety in youngsters
  • Scientifically-proven techniques that help youngsters conquer anxiety
  • The do’s and don’ts of parenting
  • Ready-to-use strategies for parents and schools to help youngsters manage anxiety



Helping Children Cope with Anxiety

Monday, Feb. 24th, 7-9pm

2101 Davis Dr

Cary, NC

Event to be held in the Davis Drive Middle School auditorium.

This workshop is open to parents of children with all abilities.

Pre-Registration required. Space is limited.

Sorry Childcare and respite not available.

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About our Speaker

Aureen Pinto Wagner, Ph.D. is a clinical child psychologist, anxiety treatment expert, and international speaker who is recognized for her unique Worry Hill® approach to making cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) accessible to youngsters. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation. Dr. Wagner is the author of several award-winning books for parents and children including: Worried No More: Help and Hope for Anxious Children, Up and Down the Worry Hill: A Children’s Book about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and its Treatment, and What to do when your Child has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Strategies and Solutions. For more information, visit


As part of the Wake County PTA Council, our mission is to create a network of parents, educators, and administrators who will work cooperatively and constructively to meet the needs of all students receiving special education services in the most integrated environment, with appropriate supports in place, to ensure that the students will learn and be valued members of their school community.