Overcoming Math Anxiety – Tips And Advice

Children and adults both can suffer from math anxiety. It can make a child's life very difficult in school. Learning tips and tricks to cope with this anxiety can help them learn to work through the anxiety and even learn to enjoy math. Math doesn't need to be scary.

Common Food Sensitivities and How They Impact Childhood Anxiety

Do you feel like you have tried everything and still can't figure out how to help your child with anxiety? The answer may be in your child's diet. Undiagnosed food allergies and sensitivities are thought to be increasing in numbers, and anxiety and depression sit at the top of the list of symptoms.

Family Therapy – A Dynamic Approach

Family therapy is one tool used in the treatment of child anxiety disorders. Families are the most important people in a child's life, and they can provide a huge support to any child struggling with a mental illness. A therapist can discover if a family's dynamic is functional or not and help the family cope with the child's illness.

How Untreated Teenage Anxiety Can Lead to Drug Addiction

Do you think that your anxious teenager may be turning to drugs, or considering turning to drugs, to relieve some of their seemingly uncontrollable anxiety? If so, you may want to read this article that addresses how teenage anxiety can lead to drug use, and what can be done by friends and family.

The Power of Empathy

What does it take to be a truly empathetic parent? How can empathy impact your relationship with your child and your child's anxiety level? For the answer to these and other questions check out this article that describes how empathy can greatly impact the happiness of a child with anxiety.

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.

Back to School Without the Blues: Helping Children Cope with “First Day” Anxiety

Planning ahead and setting attainable goals can relieve school anxiety in children and set the tone for a positive and productive school year. Looking at family schedules together and getting them involved in the decision-making process helps children take ownership of their school experience and reduces stress as the new year approaches.

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.

Art Relieves Stress in Kids with ADHD, Anxiety Disorders

Children with ADHD and other anxiety disorders may have trouble finding a way to release the negative energy and frustration caused by their condition. Some children who suffer from anxiety problems will act out in a misguided attempt to cope. This is a cry for help that needs to be answered by parents and teachers. Learn what art therapy can do for an anxious child.