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.

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.

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.

Animal-Assisted Therapy for Kids, Teens

Nature can have a soothing effect on a troubled mind, even in today's hectic society. Caring for an animal is one of the simplest ways to relieve excess stress and reduce depressive thoughts. Animal-assisted therapy can be a great way to treat children and adolescents with anxiety disorders. Check out these two recent stories about animal therapy for kids.

Beauty Queen Suffered from Childhood Anxiety

If your young child or teenager has an anxiety disorder, you're probably worried about what the future may bring. Some anxiety disorders will go away or at least grow less severe as your child ages. Other anxiety-related conditions may continue to plague your child well into adulthood. The story of a pageant finalist who overcame her severe childhood anxiety offers hope to fretful parents.

New App to Treat Kids and Adults with OCD

The digital age has made it possible for you to use your smartphone for anything. For iPhone users who struggle with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, there's now an option to buy an app which helps to reduce anxiety related to the condition. Come find out how the app works and how you can download it straight to your iPhone.