Where do we start?

Parents with questions or concerns about their child’s stress and anxiety may have trouble getting good information and advice on what to do to help their children.

  • You might not be sure if it’s time to speak to a professional
  • Self-help books and websites are often of questionable quality and validity and content can be too general.

We are working with a therapist, but would like to be more informed.

Parents whose children are already receiving treatment for a condition often have difficulties because:

  • You might feel under-informed and unable to evaluate the appropriateness of various treatment techniques.
  • You might not be included or only minimally involved in the therapeutic process and are left looking for ways to be able to better understand your child’s problems and to support his or her progress.

Coping Cat Parents

CopingCatParents.com was developed to serve as a comprehensive and evidence-based resource on child and adolescent anxiety. Here you will get only information backed by research and tips and strategies that have evidence to support their use. We have brought together relevant resources, tools, and tips from the experts in the field that will be informative, and help you feel confident as you move forward in helping your child. Click on any of the links below to learn more:

Symptom Checker

If you’re not sure where to start, take a moment to complete our “Symptom Checker”. Our symptom checker allows you to click on the symptoms that are consistent with what you’re seeing in your child and provides personalized feedback on your child’s symptom status and recommendations for next steps.

By answering a few short questions, you will get some feedback about which categories to learn more about next.

Use the Symptom Checker

Child Anxiety Tales

The Child Anxiety Tales program is an online parent-training program designed to equip parents with skills and strategies they’ll need to help their children better manage anxiety. The program is based on the latest evidence in the treatment of child anxiety and on cognitive-behavioral principals shown to be effective in helping anxious youth. Child Anxiety Tales is an interactive and engaging program that can be completed at your own pace from the privacy and convenience of your own computer. It is not a treatment but an online educational program for parents.
Click below to view a demo or to learn more: