Re: 8 year old with anxiety
Unfortunately I don't have any miracle cure for your daughter but I wish I did! All I can say is please, please don't hesitate to get help for your daughter. I am 18 and have had anxiety for as long as I can remember. My parents and pediatrician always pushed it off as "normal" and that I would "grow out of it." Needless to say, I didn't and I am now having a really difficult time dealing with it and accepting that it is a part of me.
I don't know why type of help your are considering for your daughter but when my parents finally decided to take me seriously I saw a psychologist who I felt was absolutely no help. She was convinced there was some aspect of my life I wasn't telling her about, which there wasn't. However, once I started seeing a naturopathic doctor, I have been feeling better.
I think your daughter is off to a great start, just having a mother who already understands there is a problem and is not afraid to address it.
Good luck to you and your daughter!