This book began as a therapeutic exercise for a mother who had
recently lost her agoraphobic daughter to suicide. Years later,
a visitor to her anxiety disorder information website asked her
for material that would help in explaining his daughter’s
school phobia to her teacher. It was still happening... here was
a child who was experiencing the same lack of understanding that
had virtually crippled her own child’s education in the
nineteen eighties. Her father was searching the internet for help.
Parents were still having to educate the very people who should
have been among the first to recognise the problem; the people
who should have access to programs that could potentially prevent
it from escalating. She decided to finish telling her child’s
story. Perhaps it would help; make people aware of childhood anxiety
disorders; let desperate parents know they are not alone...