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Helping Your Child Cope with Situational Anxiety

For children of any age, anxiety can strike without warning. Typically, children experience symptoms of anxiety when in new situations, when there is a perception …

5 Don’ts When Your ADHD Child Is Upset or Angry

Parents dread having to deal with meltdowns. However, parents of children with ADHD may face more meltdowns than other parents. Children with ADHD are more …

How to Prepare Your Child for the Pediatrician

A trip to the doctor can be traumatic for young children. Adults often forget just how frightening sitting in a medical office can be, and …

How to Spot the Signs That Your Child Is Suffering from Exam Stress

  It is perfectly normal for anyone, child or adult, to become anxious before taking a test, excessive stress can cause both short and long-term …

Playful Parenting 101

Throughout the years that I was in full-time private practice, I saw hundreds of kids from toddlers to teens. Often at the first visit, especially …

Tips for Keeping Your Teen Safe on the Road This Summer

Your teen has just received his license and the worrying begins. Summer is just around the corner and your teen will be spending more time …

School Avoidance: Why You Can’t Ignore It

In the current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International, child and adolescent psychiatrist Martin Knollmann and colleagues describe school avoidance due to emotional issues and compare …

The Anxiety Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal with Anxiety and Worries

Anxiety and worry can cause many health problems in teens, it can lead to depression, problems in school and other health issues. Not only does …

Stress Research Sounds Health Alarms for Children

Does it feel like your “stress temperature” has gone up around ten degrees the last few years?  According to the American Psychological Association’s Stress in …

When Does Worry Become Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? Part 1

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH 2009) has produced a 15-point scale that defines various levels of the continuum of normal worrying to clinical …

Helping Shy Children Become Social Adults

Social science researchers suggest that around thirty percent of the population regularly experience the intense feelings of self-consciousness and shame associated with the experience of …

Adolescent Boys Who Practice Mindfulness Meditation Show Improved Mood and Contentment

Mindfulness refers to being completely in touch with and aware of the present moment, as well as taking a non-evaluative and non-judgmental approach to your …

When Fears Turn to Phobias

  Bees, costumed characters, germs, thunderstorms: what do they have in common? They all have the potential to cause fear and anxiety in both children …

Antidepressants Cut Risk of Hospital Re-admission for Suicidal Youth

Suicidal adolescents who were prescribed an antidepressant medication during inpatient psychiatric hospital treatment were 85 percent less likely than others to be readmitted within a …