15 Minute Yoga Routines for Young Children

August 3, 2012

Yoga can offer tremendous benefits for anyone with childhood anxiety, but unfortunately young children are not always interested in participating in traditional yoga. Cosmic Kids has developed a series of short 15-minute yoga videos designed to capture a young child's imagination and introduce them to the world of yoga using an approach that they are sure to be excited about!
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Child Anxiety Disorders Can Lead to a Lower Income as an Adult

August 3, 2012
Possibly due to the effect that mental health issues (including childhood anxiety) have on cognitive, behavioral, and/or social development, individuals with early-onset mental disorders are reported (in a new research study published in the journal Biological Psychology) to have lower incomes than others. The correlation was strongest among the female participants. Read more!
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Breaking the Silence in Selective Mutism

August 2, 2012

As a parent, you know how important it is to communicate with your child. So what would you do if your son or daughter stopped speaking? For parents with a child who has selective mutism, answering this question is critical. Treatment by a healthcare specialist may be needed to restore the child to a healthy, well-adjusted state.
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Selective Mutism: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

August 2, 2012

Some adults don't understand why children will refuse to speak. In certain cases, this refusal is a sign of a condition that's known as Selective Mutism. Selective mutism may require professional treatment to prevent problems in your child's development. Read to get a better understanding of selective mutism in children.
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Misdiagnosis of ADHD in Children and Teens

August 2, 2012

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is becoming easier to recognize and treat in children. However, there are still some issues in diagnosing the illness. There are a number of health issues that can be mistaken for ADHD. Learn what signs and symptoms you should watch out for in your child.
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How Anxiety Disorders Are Detected in Children

August 2, 2012

It's normal for children to be afraid of something, but having an anxiety disorder is much more serious. Anxiety disorders can cause very high levels of stress in children. This amount of stress during development is unhealthy and can affect a child for years to come. Read more to learn about how health experts check for anxiety problems in children.
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How Anxiety Disorders Influence Adolescent Behavior

August 2, 2012

Recognizing the signs of an anxiety disorder early is very important for successful treatment. Studies have shown the negative effects late diagnosis of an anxiety disorder can have. For children who struggle with anxiety problems without receiving the help they need, the risks for problems in the teen years is much greater.
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Understanding and Managing ADHD in Children, Teens

August 2, 2012

If you're a parent whose child has been diagnosed with ADHD, you probably have a lot of concerns. What causes ADHD? What treatment options are available? What should children and adolescents with ADHD do to succeed in school? You can find the answer to all of these questions and more by reading this article.
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Evaluating Treatments for Your Child’s ADHD

August 2, 2012

As a parent of a child with ADHD, you may feel overwhelmed by the amount of information you find on the condition. With so many people claiming to be experts, how do you know who you can trust? Here's what a specialist from the Centre of Excellence for Children and Adolescents with Special Needs has to say regarding ADHD and its treatment.
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Honest Talk About Suicide

July 31, 2012

If you have reason to suspect that your adolescent with anxiety may be experiencing suicidal thoughts, then you will want to give this article a read. The author offers tips for talking with teenagers who appear depressed, as well as some startling statistics that you might not know about teen suicide.
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