HELP- 5 yr olds anxiety is off the charts
My son is 5 and cries every morning on the bus. He says no one is mistreating him. several months back there were a string of events that started this off. One was one of his classmates who rides the bus had to be taken to the police station because no one was home to meet the bus, second he heard some adults talking about a story in the news about a Mother leaving her child on the subway because she couldn't care for him any longer, and there was one more that I can't remember. Since then he is terrified of becoming lost, of being left on his bus, of being taken to the police station.
It's very hard on the two of us having to go through this crying every morning.
I tried making it into a game where he gives his school bus driver a Metro card and asking if this bus stops at his school and his driver who I thank god for goes through it everyday. But that only helped for about a week. He's in therapy about his anxiety and I don't know what else to do because now I have anxiety everyday about it.
What a pair
Any suggestions would be appreciated.