Public parenting and social anxiety

The description that Susanne quotes in this post fits so well…

(Sorce: The description is from here. )

Meanwhile, in the real world...


I had been writing a post about how much I’ve been struggling with parenting in public – I sobbed myself to sleep over it on Saturday night and have felt miserable for the last few days. But then another blog I read made mention of social anxiety and the example they gave resonated with me, it was yet another “Oh me too!” moment. It also made me realise I didn’t really understand what social anxiety is, that there is more to it than I thought, and so I decided to do a little googling. The first internet hit had me literally saying “Bingo!”

People with social anxiety disorder usually experience significant emotional distress in the following situations:

  • Being introduced to other people
  • Being teased or criticised
  • Being the centre of attention
  • Being watched while doing something
  • Meeting people in authority (“important people”)
  • Most social encounters, especially with strangers
  • Going around…

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Author: yarnandpencil

I'm a Christian on the autistic spectrum blogging about life and my art/craft practice.

6 thoughts on “Public parenting and social anxiety”

  1. i learned i had this bad on the months leading up to my wedding when i just wanted to elope than have to face all that many people and i’m the bride, which means people look at you. lol.

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