A mother came to a talk that I ran earlier this year on “Helping Children With Their Fears”. Later, she told me this story:
“My son, who is 9, is a good singer, had gone through an audition process and been selected to sing a solo part in a choral concert at the Opera House. He was extremely anxious about this. He is really smart, but tends to be very sensitive. Before the concert, he developed a tic in his eye and was having bad dreams at night, waking up screaming.