The Effects of Long-Term Stress

Severe or prolonged stress can have a profound impact on the development and future life of a child.

Getting Active May Relieve Anxiety, Depression in Kids

With child obesity on the rise, parents are wondering how they can protect their kids from developing unhealthy eating habits that can lead to lasting physical repercussions. But some parents don't realize how obesity affects the brain. Besides potentially hurting their self-esteem, being dangerously overweight can put children at risk for a host of mental health disorders.

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.

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.

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!

Innovative New Therapy Developed For Treating Children With Anxiety And Depression

Researchers have found a new therapy that's effective in treating children with both an anxiety disorder and depression. This new therapy, called Emotional Detectives Treatment Protocol, was studied by the University of Miami's Department of Psychology. EDTP is an innovative group-based approach to treating anxiety and depression in children.

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.