my dd, age 14, missed school saying she's not well, I'm not going, leave me alone, get out of my room,and a few other "choice" angry words thrown at me in the midst of her anxiety attack. She's such a loving kid and it's like she's possessed when it kicks in. The routine that usually plays out is anger, tears, anger, remorse, exhaustion and then finally feeling stronger by the end of the day, ready to face tomorrow. Today, she got up and out so easily it's as if she's a different person. We have been dealing with this for about 1.5 years. We are supportive, encouraging and loving about 95% of the time. But occasionally, my anger/frustration results in yelling at her... I say is "you can do it, you've come out of even deeper holes, you'll feel a sense of accomplishment if you make it to school"....things to that effect but I'm pissed at her having this condition and wonder if you all have any advice for us parents who see their kids suffer from anxiety. Any advice on how to better handle it instead of yelling at times? Mind you, it's not ever more that a minute or two but I feel terrible after yelling at what is not her fault. Sorry for the long post...I'm still feeling "raw" from yesterday I guess. Cmm
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