Tips for Easing Your Child’s Separation Anxiety

August 5, 2012

When your child has separation anxiety, saying goodbye can involve a lot of tears and guilt. You may think this is just a phase you have to deal with, but there are ways you can help your child through the difficult period. Read some basic things you can do to prepare your anxious child for your absence.
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Mother Describes How OCD Affects Her Child

August 5, 2012

Dealing with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is difficult enough for an adult, but how does it affect a child? Children with OCD may have trouble understanding why they feel unable to control their actions, especially when they realize the rationale behind them is flawed. One woman on PsychCentral shares her experiences with parenting a young boy with OCD.
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Facebook Anxiety: How You Can Protect Your Kids

August 5, 2012

Social networking and the Internet can be a blessing and a curse. They allow you to stay in touch over great distances, but they can also make your family vulnerable to a number of problems. Cyberbullying and Facebook addiction are on the rise among children and young adults. How can you, as a parent, make the Internet safer for your kids?
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The Benefits of Early Diagnosis of OCD

August 5, 2012

Critics have condemned psychologists and psychiatrists who diagnose children with traditionally 'adult' disorders. But is it really wrong to get people the help they need at an early age? Early diagnosis can prevent a lot of misunderstanding and pain for people who suffer from a mental health condition like OCD.
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Creative Treatments for Children with Anxiety

August 5, 2012

Are you a parent at a loss for how to help your child deal with his or her anxiety? It can be very stressful for a parent with a highly anxious child. How can you help your son or daughter? Where do you even start? First, you may want to try some alternative forms of traditional therapy. Learn about unique treatment options for kids.
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Computers Used to Relieve Anxiety in Children

August 5, 2012

Is there a treatment which works as well for children with anxiety as medication? It seems that there may be one in the near future! New research from the University of Israel may lead to a computer-based treatment for children who suffer from anxiety disorders. Learn more about how the program works.
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Emotion Detectives Treatment Protocol: A New Option for Childhood Anxiety

August 4, 2012

A new program entitled Emotion Detectives Treatment Protocol might provide your family with a treatment option for overcoming your child's anxiety. EDTP combines several techniques, including parent training, that have proven successful when treating children with anxiety. The program is also promising for children who have symptoms of depression as well as anxiety.
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One Mother Faces Her Daughter’s OCD

August 4, 2012

One mother, Beth Boyle Machlan, shares what it felt like to discover that her daughter had obsessive compulsive disorder. Just one year after little Lucy was diagnosed with Tourette's syndrome (at age eight), Lucy began to express concern regarding her uncontrollable urges to count and organize every day toys and items.
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Exploring Fear of Animals in Children

August 4, 2012

Most children are only too happy to play with a cute, little puppy. But some kids display an unusually strong fear toward certain animals. Dogs, snakes, spiders, and even birds can cause a negative reaction in children with an animal phobia. A child may fear one creature in particular or grow agitated by animals in general. Learn how to recognize an animal phobia in a child.
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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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