Providing Stress Relief for Your Child

Can children suffer from stress and anxiety? Of course! As a parent, you probably know about some of the methods you can use to reduce your own stress. But how can you help your anxious child to develop safe, healthy stress management habits? Read to find out.

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.

Teens, Social Anxiety, and Substance Abuse

Adolescence is generally known as a period when social interactions are of the utmost importance. Teens are highly preoccupied by how others perceive them. For teens with social anxiety disorder, being liked and approved of by others seems even more important. Highly anxious teenagers can feel enormous pressure, so parents must know how to prevent poor coping behaviors.

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.

Preventing Childhood Stress: School-Related Anxiety

If you're a parent of a child with an anxiety disorder, you may wonder how you can help him or her deal with school problems. Children with conditions such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and generalized anxiety often have trouble concentrating in the classroom. This can hurt the performance of your child, so it's important to recognize issues early on.

How Your Anxiety Can Affect Your Child

As a parent, you probably worry that you may affect your child's progress in therapy. According to research in England, this may be the case! Find out how your presence and your behavior can help or hurt your child's recovery from high anxiety.

Watch Kids Talk About their Childhood Anxiety

Do you wish that you knew what it was like for someone you love who is living with childhood anxiety? Take a look at this video, in which several children talk about how anxiety affects their day-to-day life. You will hear from children of all ages and will walk away with a better idea of what the inner dialogue of a child with anxiety might sound like.

Nature and Anxiety Series: How Connecting with Nature Improves Mental Health

How much time does your child spend outside on any given day? How much of this is unstructured time when they are free to explore the world around them? Research shows that providing plenty of unstructured time for your child to be surrounded by nature is a wonderful way to treat childhood anxiety and depression.

Making Time to Talk: The Importance of One-on-One Time

Would you like to carve out some more alone time to spend with each of your children but are not sure how to fit it into your busy schedule? Check out the following article that outlines the importance of one-on-one time with children and provides a few tips for getting started.