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Hello all! Im new here. I have been officially diagnosed with anxiety in 2016, although I've had it way longer than that before i had kids. It's way worse now. My kids are very active in sports. I feel anxiety going to gamers and sitting in the stands. I'm not a parent that yells and screams at touchdowns. But I want to be so my kids know I'm there. Alot of the parents sit together. I'm the loner which I know looks wierd at a game. I leave the games feeling like I could have just stayed home, since I sat there like a lump on a log and didnt cheer not once, because i don't like attention on me. HELP.

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Don’t feel bad as long as u was there to support them. I let my anxiety control me so much I didn’t go to a lot my kids games it made me feel bad. But I finally went when I felt a little better

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Well, first of all welcome and I promise you will like this a lot cause I love it and it helps me a lot!!! The people here are very supportive and understanding, I haven't seen any of them judging so I think you will like it. I know what you mean about not wanting attention I'm the same way. Honestly I would tell the kids they did great and maybe do like a victory dinner or something. I don't know cause I don't have kids or anything. But you did well being able to sit there through it all cause I would have ended up leaving honestly. Plus you are there and that means (to me anywaus) that you're there to support. When I played Sports I didn't really have my parents there but if they were I would have felt supported.

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I would think that it means more to your kids that you were there to watch them, than how loud you were. If it's not your nature to make a lot of noise, you shouldn't feel pressured to do it.

And if you don't know any of the other parents, it's understandable why you didn't sit by them. I think you should just relax and enjoy the game the way you want to do it, and not worry about what anyone else thinks.

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