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Mental health and wellness for parents and children

How do I know if I’m an over-anxious parent?

There are several signs that may indicate that you are an over-anxious parent. These include:

Constantly worrying about your child’s safety and well-being, even when there is no apparent danger or reason for concern.

Having a hard time letting your child do things on their own, such as going to school or playing with friends, because of your fear of something happening to them.

Being overly controlling or restrictive with your child, trying to micromanage their every move and decision.

Constantly checking in on your child or calling them to make sure they are safe.

Having difficulty relaxing or enjoying time away from your child because of your anxiety.

It’s important to note that some level of anxiety is normal for parents, but if it’s causing you distress and impacting your quality of life, it may be helpful to speak with a therapist or counselor.