How Bullying Affects Mental Health in Children, Teens

Bullying is not a new problem, but we now know how harmful it can be to the self-esteem of a child or teenager. For many kids, school and the Internet have become sources of fear and humiliation. It isn't fair to expect a child or a teen to handle excessive bullying on his or her own. Read how being bullied can have long-lasting effects.

Positive Thinking Training for Teenagers with Anxiety

A study published in the journal of Child Psychiatry and Human Development revealed that adolescent anxiety can be reduced by helping teenagers develop the skills to transform their negative thoughts into positive ones. The study involved 36 teenagers and used a computer program to help the teens alter their destructive thought patterns.

Risk Factors for Anxiety Disorders

Certain factors can increase a persons risk of developing an anxiety disorder. Knowing these risk factors will help any parent who suspects that their child might be displaying signs of childhood anxiety. Age, gender, family history and a variety of other factors can all influence a child's risk of having an anxiety disorder later in life.

Argumentative Teens May be Better at Resisting Peer Pressure

A University of Virginia study revealed that teenagers who frequently argue or disagree with their parents are more likely to stand up for themselves during high pressure situations. The study suggests that teenagers use disagreements with their parents as a chance to practice for other situations that they may encounter. Adolescents with anxiety, especially social anxiety, are likely to argue with their parents frequently because they feel that they are in a safe place to let out the emotions that have been bundled up all day.

Tips for Building a Girl’s Self Esteem

Does your daughter's self esteem seem a little low lately? Check out this article that offers a few tips for building up your daughter's self esteem so that she can have all of the confidence that she needs to get through the turmoil that goes along with being a teenager.

Yoga Reduces Anxiety in Teenagers

Practicing yoga regularly is statistically proven to reduce anxiety in teenagers. If your teenager needs a new way to unwind after a long and difficult day, consider introducing them to yoga. Participating in yoga with your child can provide a wonderful way to strengthen the bond between the two of you.

Hormones Play a Large Role in Teenage Anxiety

Can't figure out why your teenager is so anxious and moody all of the time? Hormones may play a larger role than you think! In this article, you will learn how to separate the normal level of teenage anxiety and moodiness from a more serious case of depression or an anxiety disorder.

Emotion Detectives Treatment Protocol: A New Option for Childhood Anxiety

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.

One Mother Faces Her Daughter’s OCD

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.

15 Minute Yoga Routines for Young Children

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!