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.

Argumentative Teens May be Better at Resisting Peer Pressure

A University of Virginia study revealed that teenagers who frequently argue or disagree with their parents are more likely to stand up for themselves during high pressure situations. The study suggests that teenagers use disagreements with their parents as a chance to practice for other situations that they may encounter. Adolescents with anxiety, especially social anxiety, are likely to argue with their parents frequently because they feel that they are in a safe place to let out the emotions that have been bundled up all day.

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.

Yoga Reduces Anxiety in Teenagers

Practicing yoga regularly is statistically proven to reduce anxiety in teenagers. If your teenager needs a new way to unwind after a long and difficult day, consider introducing them to yoga. Participating in yoga with your child can provide a wonderful way to strengthen the bond between the two of you.

Hormones Play a Large Role in Teenage Anxiety

Can't figure out why your teenager is so anxious and moody all of the time? Hormones may play a larger role than you think! In this article, you will learn how to separate the normal level of teenage anxiety and moodiness from a more serious case of depression or an anxiety disorder.

How Do You Handle Your Child’s Separation Anxiety?

It's difficult to decide how to deal with separation anxiety in a child. As a mother or father, you probably want to offer comfort and stay with your young child as often as possible. Seeing your son or daughter in distress is painful, but it's impossible to stay together all the time. Two different writers offer their opinions on how parents should treat their child with separation anxiety.