The Complete Guide to the 2013 DSM-5 and What the Changes Mean to You and Your Anxious Child

A revised psychiatrist's "bible," or DSM-5, is making its official debut in May. Controversy has long been swirling around the changes, which could have an impact on the mental health care you and your anxious child receive.

Preparing to Seek Treatment for Your Child with OCD

If you're thinking about getting your child treated for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, there may be a few things you need to know beforehand. Treatment won't be easy, and it can be made even more difficult when your child refuses to follow the rules. Learn what you should do to prepare yourself and your child for treatment.

New App for Treating OCD and Anxiety

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, can be incredibly difficult to deal with. Parents of a child with OCD often have trouble deciding how to help their son or daughter. One interesting new treatment form for OCD is an electronic application. The innovative "app" has some unique features that may be worth looking into. Find out more about it here.

Exercise for Anxious Children – Why it Matters and How to Get Kids Moving

Studies consistently show that exercise and physical activity is one of the most effective ways to help reduce child anxiety and manage the stress today's child can struggle with. Learn what the research says about how and why exercise works for managing anxiety and some sneaky tricks to get your child more active and think it's FUN.

Too Much on Their Plates: Child Anxiety and Overscheduling

Children with anxiety can find well meaning parents filling their schedules with seemingly fun activities like sports, play dates, or dance lessons, but is it really what's good for them? Learn about the relationship between a busy lifestyle and anxiety, how to find the right balance for your child, and what activities are best out of all the options available.

Sleep, Your Child’s Anxiety, and How to Make it Better By Tonight

Sleep problems in children can be caused by anxiety or result in decreased tolerance to stress. Recent research points to several hidden causes parents need to know and shows how you can help you child get the rest they need.

Mindfulness or MBSR for Treating Child Anxiety

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness practices have proven themselves highly beneficial for treating anxiety, panic attacks, and more. Learn what it is, the supporting research, and how it can be used to help treat child anxiety.

Making Time to Relax for Children With Anxiety

Children with anxiety need opportunities to actively LEARN to relax. Learn some great ways research shows you can help you anxious child improve their anxiety management skills.

Dogs Provide Insight Into Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Could our furry and faithful companions help scientists learn a little something about the nature of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? A new study that was conducted at University of Helsinki collected surveys from over 400 dog owners and found a great number of similarities between dogs with compulsive behavior and their human counterparts.

Reasons to Teach Kids Positive Psychology

What benefits could positive psychology provide for a child with anxiety? The answer to this is different for every child, but the following article points to 7 different reasons for teaching a child how to use positive psychology in their everyday lives (such as a developed sense of control and increased positivity).