Shaun Groves's post at Simple Mom about parenting a child with anxiety reflects my experience. His counterintuitive advice not to push was the only thing that started us down the slow road to improvement. I can now say — with amazement — that my son's crippling anxiety is a thing of the past. (In our case I'm sure it also has to do with brain development, but this strategy helped us through the roughest parts.)
I've written a bit about our experience; specifically, the connection between anxiety and learning. But I would recommend any parent of an anxious child read Shaun's post. Especially poignant because he suffered anxiety as a child and approaches the topic from a place of empathy.
Read the full post at Simple Mom: Parenting a Child with Anxiety
Related: More Parent Hacks posts about anxiety