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.

How Untreated Teenage Anxiety Can Lead to Drug Addiction

Do you think that your anxious teenager may be turning to drugs, or considering turning to drugs, to relieve some of their seemingly uncontrollable anxiety? If so, you may want to read this article that addresses how teenage anxiety can lead to drug use, and what can be done by friends and family.

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.

Art Relieves Stress in Kids with ADHD, Anxiety Disorders

Children with ADHD and other anxiety disorders may have trouble finding a way to release the negative energy and frustration caused by their condition. Some children who suffer from anxiety problems will act out in a misguided attempt to cope. This is a cry for help that needs to be answered by parents and teachers. Learn what art therapy can do for an anxious child.