Evaluating Treatments for Your Child’s ADHD

August 2, 2012

Evaluating Treatments for ADHD

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

Teen Suicide

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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Fear-Based Parenting and How it Affects Children

July 31, 2012

Fear-Based Parenting

Is it possible that modern adults are making parenting more difficult than it needs to be, and could this contribute to the rising rates of childhood anxiety and depression? Lenore Skenazy, author of Free Range Kids, thinks so. Read about how Skenazy feels children should be spending their time, and in which areas she believes parents need to loosen up so that their children can make the most of their childhood.
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Cat Helps Boy With Selective Mutism

July 31, 2012
A friendly cat is helping a 7-year-old boy, Lorcan Dillon, overcome his anxiety disorder known as selective mutism. Lorcan has struggled with selective mutism since he was 3 years old. Lorcan's parents report that their son has improved tremendously since the cat, a Birman named Jessie, was added to their family 2 years ago.
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Spanking Increases Risk of Anxiety Disorders

July 31, 2012

Children Who are Spanked Have Higher Risk of Anxiety

A new study published in the journal of Pediatrics found that anxiety and depression rates are higher among adults who were spanked or physically reprimanded during childhood. Researchers believe that this may be due to the amount of stress that is carried during childhood when fear of physical punishment is present.
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The Relationship Between Sugar and Childhood Anxiety

July 30, 2012

Sugar and Anxiety

Could sugar be a major culprit when it comes to your child's anxiety? Sugar comes in various forms and is not always easy to identify when reading ingredient labels. Learn about the relationship between sugar consumption and anxiety, and what you can do to ensure that your child's diet is not contributing to their struggle with anxiety.
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Child-Friendly Tea for Anxiety Relief

July 30, 2012

Tea for Childhood Anxiety

Do you enjoy drinking tea to calm your nerves after a long day? Consider sharing this ritual with your child and start by learning which herbal teas are safe for children. For a child with anxiety, specific herbal teas can calm the mind and body and provide a gentle transition into a hectic day, or help them unwind and promote a restful night of sleep.
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Common Early Childhood Fears

July 29, 2012

Childhood Fears

Does your young son or daughter frantically cry when they see a dog or ask you to repeatedly look under the bed for monsters? If so, you are not alone. Learn about some of the most common early childhood fears and what you can do to help prevent them from turning into full fledged phobias.
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Recognizing Depression in Teenagers

July 28, 2012

Depression in Teenagers

Has your anxious child suddenly grown into a withdrawn and isolated teenager? If so, you might want to check out this resource that outlines the symptoms, that might signal depression, to watch out for in a teenager. Examples include a sudden drop in school performance and changes in a child's social circle.
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Intermittent Explosive Disorder Common in Teenagers

July 28, 2012

Explosive Disorder Common in Teenagers

Does your teenager's anger level concern you? As many as 2 out of 3 teenagers report that they have experienced attacks of anger that feel uncontrollable. Adolescents with Anxiety might be more prone to intense feelings of anger. Read on to discover what level of anger is normal for most teenagers.
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