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.

TV Viewing May Have an Effect on Kids’ Sleep

It can be difficult to find appropriate television shows for your child to watch. Many programs on TV today are full of violence, gore and swearing. Unfortunately, a child's mind is likely to latch on to the more unsavory details in a show. How can this affect your son or daughter's health? Read about it here!

The Effects of PTSD on a Child

Most people tend to think of PTSD as an "adult" mental health disorder. Sadly, children can also suffer from this debilitating condition. Children and adults with PTSD share many of the same symptoms, but there are some unique ways the condition can affect a young person.

Driving Tired as Dangerous as Driving Drunk for Teens

Getting adequate sleep is crucial for growing teens and even young adults. The effects of sleep deprivation on a developing mind and body are well known. What many people don't realize is how much insufficient sleep can affect reaction times for a teen driver. Read more to learn how driving while sleepy is putting your teen at risk.

Habits of Anxious Kids: Breaking the Bad and Making the Good

Learn what bad habits anxious kids often share, what healthier habits children with lower stress and anxiety levels have developed, and how to help your child break the habits that are holding them back while cultivating the ones that can push them forward in a more positive direction.

Back to Basics: How Parents of Anxious Kids Can Make Life Easier for Everyone

The increased pace and complexity of modern life for both parents and children can come at a steep cost and lead to or worsen child anxiety disorders. Learn about the benefits of leading a lower stress and simpler life, how it's not as hard as you may think, and practical tips for getting started today.

Chasing Happiness: 7 Steps to a Happier and Less Anxious Child (Part Three)

Kids aren't anxious when they're too busy being happy. In this 3-part series "Chasing Happiness", we'll show you 7 steps you can start to take TODAY for happier, less anxious kids!