One Father Remembers What it Was Like to Live with Childhood Anxiety

Read a few tips about interacting with a child with anxiety from a father who experienced childhood anxiety himself. Shaun Groves explains what it was like to live with childhood anxiety, how he has overcome his anxiety, and how he handles situations that produce anxiety in his own children. Read to find out more!

Sleep and It’s Impact on Childhood Anxiety

Is your anxious child getting enough sleep? Children need more sleep than adults do and sleep deprivation is extremely likely to increase a child's anxiety symptoms. Check out this article to learn how much sleep your child should be getting, and what effects sleep deprivation has on a child's mind and body.

Tips for Easing Social Anxiety

If your child is demonstrating any level of social anxiety, you might like to take a look at this article that offers a few tips for helping your child feel more at-ease in new social situations. Simple steps such as talking about the situation ahead of time can help your child feel more comfortable and less anxious.

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.

Does Your Child Have Haircut Anxiety?

It is completely normal for children to experience a bit of anxiety when someone is cutting their hair. After all, the fact that it does not hurt to cut hair off of someone's head is a difficult concept to comprehend. Learn how one mother gently eased her child into the routine of getting his haircut.

Tips for Handling a Child’s Fear of Bugs

Helping your child overcome their phobia of bugs may be as simple as sitting down together with your child and reading a few books from your local library. In this article, tips are given for helping a child overcome a fear of bugs. In addition to reading, the author recommends playing games that focus on bug identification.

Fear or Phobia?

Kristen Davis, Psychologist, explains how to tell the difference between a normal childhood fear and a phobia. A phobia can greatly affect your child's level of happiness and their ability to enjoy daily activities. If your child is showing signs of a phobia, early recognition can be extremely important for recovery.

Recognizing School Phobia

If your child has demonstrated any of the following symptoms for at least 6 months they may be experiencing school phobia: sweating, muscle tension, sleep disruptions, or negative behavior. If you suspect school phobia, read this article to learn more about the symptoms as well as what treatment options are available.

Heavy Marijuana Use During Teenage Years is Tied to Anxiety

A new study found that marijuana use on a regular basis during the teenage years has been tied to an increased likelihood of being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder as an adult. The 2000 participants in the study were interviewed frequently during a 13-year period. Read more about this landmark study here!

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.