Why You and Your Anxious Child Need Routine ASAP after a Tragedy

Tragedy and grief can disrupt your normal activities, but that disruption should be brief. Read why it's important to re-establish your familiar routine as quickly as possible following a traumatic event.

Fear and Grief Don’t Mean You and Your Anxious Child Can’t be Happy

Suffering from the aftermath of a tragedy doesn’t need to mean putting your life on hold. Read how to go on living, and perhaps even experiencing happiness, after something as traumatic as the Connecticut elementary school mass shooting.

Easy A to Z Guide for Helping Anxious Kids Cope with Tragedy

Tons of helpful articles are online for helping anxious children cope with tragedy. This one takes a new twist by offering an easy-to-follow alphabetical list of tips to help anxious children in the wake of traumatic events such as the Connecticut elementary school shooting.

How to Deal with Anxious Kids and Holiday Treats (without Being a Scrooge)

Saying “no” to the mounds of holiday treats may be a must for anxious kid, but it can also back fire big time. Take a few tips from a parent who has been there, done that, and found a happy treat medium for the holidays or any day of the year.

Why It’s OK for Parents and Anxious Kids to Use Mental Tricks to Feel Safer after Tragedy

Our mind tries to protect us in the wake of a tragedy, which is we may subconsciously employ a number of mental tricks. Read more to learn what these tricks are and why it's perfectly OK to use them for ourselves and our anxious children.

How Parents Can Cope with Their Own Anxiety After Tragedy

Before you even talk to your anxious kids about any type of tragedy, your first priority is calming your own mind. Read what experts have to say on the subject.

3 Things NOT to do for Anxious Children in Wake of School Shooting

You want to do the “right” thing when it comes to talking to your anxious kid about tragedies, such as the mass shooting at the Connecticut elementary school. But the number of “right” things to do can seem overwhelming. We make it easier to act by pointing out the “wrong” things to do.

Why Overprotecting Your Kids is Giving them Childhood Anxiety

Raising children in overprotective captivity does more harm than good. Find out why this trend is giving kids anxiety disorders and other mental health issues.

Separation Anxiety and Panic Disorder: What’s the Connection?

Science shows that kids who have separation anxiety and adults who have panic attacks might have the same genetic quirk. Experts don't know yet if anxiety disorders are caused by environmental factors or heredity, but someone who has a genetic vulnerability may be at an increased risk for developing separation anxiety as a child or panic disorder as an adult.

Encouraging Your Anxious Child to Get Involved

It can be frightening for a child to try new things. New foods, new places, and new people are all intimidating to a child, especially a young child or a highly anxious child. Some caution is always good, but a kid who's afraid to be a kid will miss out on a lot of fun experiences. Here's how to get your kid to put aside the fear and try new things.