Parents’ Behavior

information about the effect of parental behavior on their children’s SAD. Different behaviors such as control and rejection are mentioned, and the effects of each behavior on the child’s social anxiety are explained. Also, the effect of parents’ stress and anxiety on the child is discussed, and the strategies for parents to control their stress and the kind of behavior with the negative effect on child anxiety are offered.

The Effect of Parents’ Behaviours on Children’s Social Anxiety Disorders

To determine the best interventions for supporting children with SAD, gaining the knowledge about the risk factors which leads to children’s SAD would be helpful. There are some risk factors for Social Anxiety that are from the environment.

First, specific types of parents’ behaviors such as rejection and controlling are associated with children’s SAD (Morris & Oosterhoff, 2016).Second, family environment affects the development and maintenance of children’s SAD (Ginsburg, et al., 2004). Third, environmental factors such as family environment, and adverse life events are likely to be risk factors for children’s SAD (Brook & Schmidt, 2008).

Parents’ Behaviour

The parent-child relationship may be a primarily important context for the development and health of children. Parents are thought to participate in behaviours that influence children’s social and emotional regulation skills, self-efficacy, self-determination, and mastery, which in turn may contribute to children’s SAD………….. more

Family Environment

In another study conducted by Ginsburg et al. (2004), it is stated that being aware of the role of parenting and the family environment in the development and maintenance of Anxiety Disorders of children helps us to investigate the most effective strategies to support children with SAD. The purpose of the study conducted by Ginsburg et al. (2004) was to critically review the literature about how family/parenting behaviours are related to anxiety disorders in children………… more

Environmental Factors

To identify the reasons for social anxiety, considering environmental factors are significantly important in offering the most effective intervention for children based on the factors that caused SAD for them. Brook and Schmidt (2008) in their study provided a recent literature review and critique of proposed environmental risk factors for children’s SAD, focusing on environmental risk factors such as parenting and family environment and adverse life events…….. more