Isolation is perhaps one of the most insidious and damaging things that can happen to a human being, regardless of their age. It is even more detrimental to the well-being of children, as experiencing isolation whilst forming relationships and learning social skills will inevitably lead to unhappy kids that grow into unhappy adults. It’s important that we recognize the causes and signs and begin to undo the damage.
When it comes to children experiencing isolation, I view it as a bullying monster, keeping them trapped in a corner. It roars and rears its ugly head every time they think about venturing beyond the borders it has established, pushing them further into themselves. Eventually, they find comfort in staying behind that invisible line, where it’s harder for anyone – monster or not – to reach them.
Being a child is hard enough without anxiety and isolation getting in the way. They are changing more than ever before, not just physically, but mentally. If a child suffers from panic attacks, chronic worry, and feelings of isolation, it can be very difficult to meet their goals. The good news is that there are real, powerful ways that they can take control of their anxiety—and their life! This workbook is designed to help a child conquer the Isolation Monster.