Snoring Linked to Depression and Hyperactivity

Snoring may be a sign that behavior problems will soon follow. Research is showing that toddlers who snore are more likely to have behavior problems and childhood anxiety and depression. The study consisted of 249 children. Doctors believe that this correlation might be related to snoring children receiving a decreased supply of oxygen to the brain.

Helping Your Teen Cope with College Anxiety

Going to college is an incredibly big life change for anyone. Adolescents with anxiety may have a difficult time making this transition and are likely to be feeling more and more anxious as the fall semester quickly approaches. Thankfully, there are a few things that parents can do to help relieve college anxiety.

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.

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.

Tips for Building a Girl’s Self Esteem

Does your daughter's self esteem seem a little low lately? Check out this article that offers a few tips for building up your daughter's self esteem so that she can have all of the confidence that she needs to get through the turmoil that goes along with being a teenager.

Recognizing Signs of Depression in Children, Teens

If your child with anxiety has begun to act sullen, moody, or unreasonably angry, he or she may be suffering from depression. Anxiety disorders can cause a child to feel very stressed on a regular basis, and this can have harmful effects in the long-run. There are certain signs children and teens exhibit when depressed, and you can read about them here.

Recognizing Anxiety Disorders in Children and Teens

How can you tell when your child is suffering from an anxiety disorder? Some anxiety is normal for everyone, but it can be difficult to spot a serious problem if you don't know what to look for. Children don't always show their anxiety in the same way as adults, either. Learn what behaviors you should watch out for in your child.

Emotion Detectives Treatment Protocol: A New Option for Childhood Anxiety

A new program entitled Emotion Detectives Treatment Protocol might provide your family with a treatment option for overcoming your child's anxiety. EDTP combines several techniques, including parent training, that have proven successful when treating children with anxiety. The program is also promising for children who have symptoms of depression as well as anxiety.

Fear-Based Parenting and How it Affects Children

Is it possible that modern adults are making parenting more difficult than it needs to be, and could this contribute to the rising rates of childhood anxiety and depression? Lenore Skenazy, author of Free Range Kids, thinks so. Read about how Skenazy feels children should be spending their time, and in which areas she believes parents need to loosen up so that their children can make the most of their childhood.