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.

Panic Attacks In Children – Signs and Symptoms

Children suffering from panic attacks will feel an increased heart rate, shortness of breath, dizziness, and a feeling like they are out of control or losing their minds. It's a scary thing to witness for any parent, and especially scary for a child who must suffer through it. Panic disorder in children is very treatable with proper diagnosis.

Helicopter Parenting Leads to Anxiety

Children with parents who cater to their every need, even when they are capable of doing things for themselves, are more likely to develop an anxiety disorder later in life. Finding a balance with parenting takes practice and doesn't happen overnight. Children need emotionally available parents that they can count on for support, but they also need room to grow, explore the world, learn from their mistakes, and build confidence.

Estrogen and It’s Role When it Comes to Anxiety

Why are women more susceptible to anxiety disorders? A new study has revealed that estrogen levels greatly impact how a woman (or female adolescent with anxiety) copes with stress. High estrogen levels are shown to help calm and regulate a woman's anxiety while low levels of estrogen are shown to be related to heightened anxiety.

Modeling the Change You Want to See In Your Child with Anxiety

Did you know that anxiety is largely a learned behavior? By changing the way that you respond to anxiety in front of your child, you may notice a large improvement in your child with anxiety. Read more to learn several tips written for family members who would like to help a child with anxiety.

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).

10 Ways to Strengthen the Parent-Child Relationship Through Positive Psychology

Does parenting some times feel like one never-ending power struggle? It doesn't have to be that way. By applying a few positive psychology concepts to your parenting style, you can improve the relationship that you have with your child with anxiety. Check out the following article to learn more!

New Online Yoga Classes for Children with Anxiety!

Would you like to share the benefits of yoga with your child with anxiety but are not sure where to begin? The website YogaVibes has introduced five different kids yoga videos that help introduce children to the world of yoga. Yoga is a wonderful way for children to unwind and learn different stress relieving techniques.

Anxiety: Hidden Disability Affects One in Eight Children

One in eight children in America suffer from an anxiety disorder. Teachers need to be aware of the signs, as often these illnesses are hidden and children suffer in private. Anxiety can negatively impact school performance and social behavior.

The “I Like Book”

Check out this wonderful new product that helps individuals (including parents and children with anxiety) remain positive! It's called the "I Like Book" and it is a journal designed for recording all of the things that someone likes. Different versions of the book are available for adults, children, and couples.