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Anxious Children

The Number 1 Skill to Help Your Anxious Kiddo

Rachel Weinstein | Posted 05.11.2016 | Parents
Rachel Weinstein

This isn't a magic wand to make all the worry go away, but let's be real--this is LIFE! Our job isn't to give our kids worry-free lives--it's to prepare them to be the most centered, empowered humans they can be in this messy world. And in my humble opinion, learning to work with the mind is one of the best ways to do this.

49 Phrases To Calm An Anxious Child

Renee Jain | Posted 03.16.2017 | Parents
Renee Jain

"You are not alone in how you feel."

To the Mother with the Anxious Child

Natasha Daniels | Posted 01.17.2017 | Parents
Natasha Daniels

When many others only see your child throwing a fit, I see the woman struggling behind the chaos. I see you at the store, at swim class, hovering at the kindergarten fence. I see you -- because I have been there.

Negative 9-Year-Old Won't 'Go With the Flow!'

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 06.02.2016 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Help your daughter become more aware of any insecurity or anxiety that might fuel her desire to be controlling. Check your judgments at the door.

10 Tips on How to Correct Your Anxious Child

Tamar Chansky | Posted 06.30.2015 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

The next time your anxious child makes a mistake, take a deep breath, encourage your child to do the same, and by talking it through, give your child the gift of seeing that there is life on the other side of this moment.

Helping the Anxious and Sensitive Child in the Classroom

Gary Nelson | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Gary Nelson

Children who suffer from anxiety disorders have mixed feelings about school. Most of them want to attend, but too often fear stops them from reaching their potential. The good news is, children are malleable, and fears can be conquered.

How to Safely Talk with (Anxious) Kids about School Shootings

Elaine Taylor-Klaus | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
Elaine Taylor-Klaus

Don't pretend nothing's happened. Respond to questions and concerns directly, matter-of-factly and age-appropriately.

Anxious Parents Raising Anxious Children

Debra Kissen | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Debra Kissen

This is no time for words, whether they are of encouragement or threats or motivation. This is a time for action. Anxiety is a slippery slope, and if you give it an inch it will take a mile. Therefore, the best way to nip childhood anxiety is to catch it early and to act compassionately AND aggressively.

Help! My Daughter Is Anxious

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 09.17.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

The things your daughter is afraid of are very real to her, regardless of how impossible they may seem to you.

5 Ways To Deal With Kids' Anxiety

The Huffington Post | Susan Stiffelman | Posted 09.08.2012 | Parents

Dear Susan, My fourth grader is experiencing anxiety now that school has started. Not necessarily about school, but about everything else: What if ...

"Are You My Little Man?" No. He isn't.

Meg F. Schneider, MA, LCSW | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Meg F. Schneider, MA, LCSW

When dads move out children can feel very unsafe. This is so even if dad lives around the corner.