Tips for Easing Your Child’s Separation Anxiety

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.

Computers Used to Relieve Anxiety in Children

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.

Breaking the Silence in Selective Mutism

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.

How Anxiety Disorders Are Detected in Children

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.

Girls Are More Susceptible to Math Anxiety

Does math anxiety in children affect one gender more than the other? A new study conducted at Cambridge University suggests that females are more susceptible to a drop in performance due to anxiety. Working to combat math anxiety early on might be a key component of increasing the number of women that pursue math or science related careers.

Minimizing Back-to-School Anxiety

Is your child feeling anxious about the upcoming school year? With summer more than half-way over, many children are experiencing school anxiety when they think about returning to a structured social environment. Read all about back-to-school anxiety and how you can help your child reduce the stress and anxiety that they are feeling.