Dr. Michael Tompkins
Helping Your Child Manage Excessive Performance Anxiety
School-aged children and adolescents are frequently faced with situations where they are being asked to perform either formally or informally, including tests, sports, recitals, interviews, school presentations and social events. Some children and adolescents experience such intense performance anxiety that it hinders their ability to succeed in the classroom, on the stage or playing field, and in their personal lives.
Psychologist and bestselling author Michael Tompkins, PhD, ABPP will share the factors that contribute to excessive performance anxiety and what parents can do to help their children manage anxiety. Tompkins will also talk about how parents can recognize when excessive performance anxiety may reflect an underlying problem and the type of therapeutic support that can help.