Anxious Children Need SPACE
Family therapy for parents of children with Anxiety
If you or someone you know is struggling with a child who has anxiety, consider Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) therapy. SPACE is a form of parent training that focuses on helping children cope with anxiety by teaching parents specialized techniques to use at home.
The therapy emphasizes the use of supportive responses instead of enabling children to avoid anxiety-triggering situations or making demands without support. Studies have found SPACE therapy to be no less effective than other treatments for childhood anxiety disorders. It can be used alone or in combination with other therapies or medications.
Parents and children may need time to learn the techniques and adjust to challenging anxious behaviors, but many find it worthwhile. If you're interested, free consultations are available, and a qualified therapist can provide more information on SPACE therapy and answer any questions you may have.