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Childhood Anxiety

It's Not All Hand Washing And Light Switches

Rhiannon Giles | Posted 02.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Rhiannon Giles

I still argue with myself over the need to apologize to dead animals, but I no longer have to fight against apologizing to tires or old t-shirts or single discarded shoes. I still battle with the universe and my expectation that it is just looking for an excuse to ruin everything. I still seek balance.

To the Mother with the Anxious Child

Natasha Daniels | Posted 01.17.2016 | 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.

5 Things Every Parent Should Know About Child Anxiety

Natasha Daniels | Posted 12.02.2015 | Parents
Natasha Daniels

Over the years I have found some common misunderstandings about anxiety in my practice. If you know anxiety like I do -- this list may not surprise you at all. For some of you however -- it might shed some new light on anxiety.

How To Help Anxious Kids When Bad Things Happen

Natasha Daniels | Posted 11.16.2015 | Parents
Natasha Daniels

We need to teach our kids that darkness cannot extinguish the light. That we will not let that happen.

The #1 Thing Kids Want When They're Stressed (INFOGRAPHIC)

Renee Jain | Posted 01.24.2015 | Parents
Renee Jain

We know our kids want our help and we want to help them. The challenge is bridging the gap in communication so we're able to reach them when they need it most. How do you get your child to open up to you in times of stress?

4 Ways to Deal with Your Anxious Child's 'What Iffing'

Renee Jain | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
Renee Jain

While reassurance is OK as a first response, to really connect with your child, look them in the eye, tell them you understand what they're going through and take some deep breaths together.

Understand Your Child's Anxiety (Infographic)

Renee Jain | Posted 12.14.2014 | Parents
Renee Jain

If you've never suffered from anxiety, it can be challenging to understand what a child is truly experiencing. In fact, excessive worrying may seem like a normal part of growing up and something kids just have to "deal" with.

9 Things Every Parent with an Anxious Child Should Try

Renee Jain | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents
Renee Jain

I wish I could go back in time and teach the younger version of myself how to cope, but of course, that's not possible. What is possible is to try to reach as many kids and parents as possible with these coping skills.

How to Help Children Cope With Anxiety

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 03.31.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

We often press our children to perform because we feel that their success reflects on our parenting skills. This is a terrible burden to place on your children, which can cause performance anxiety and impact personal relationships.

Every Child Should Be in Therapy

Renee Jain | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Renee Jain

Social and emotional programs are still in their infancy. They need support. They need a voice. If you're a parent, you can find out what your school is doing to implement SEL programming into the curriculum.

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.

Something's Not Right With Our Boy

Rachel Joyce | Posted 08.09.2013 | Parents
Rachel Joyce

I guess I've always known something was maybe amiss but honestly, I didn't want to know. There. I said it. I didn't want to know.

The Other Reason So Many Kids Are Picky Eaters

Kelly Dorfman | Posted 06.08.2013 | Parents
Kelly Dorfman

Given the way taste and eating acclimation works, modern food alteration is undoubtedly a factor in today's picky eaters, but I believe there is a second, less recognized factor fueling the new wave of fussy eaters: anxiety.

September 11 and the Triumph of Hope

Karen Dukess | Posted 11.11.2012 | Fifty
Karen Dukess

Eleven years ago this morning, my husband overslept and missed a train that would have gotten him into the city in time to attend a conference in the Marriott beneath the World Trade Center. Unpredictably, and for so many people with unfathomable cruelty, the minutes made a difference.

New Study on Guided Imagery for Healing Kids' Chronic Pain

Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D.

The pain of chronic stomachaches and headaches can debilitate a child. The worry, anxiety, fear of pain and feeling out of control can send kids over the edge. New research suggests that guided imagery can help.