How Parenting Anxious Children May Help You Live Longer

Parenting an anxious child may seem like a surefire recipe for stress, but a study shows parenting an anxious kid, or any kid, may help people live longer.

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.

Getting Your Anxious Child the Right Help: The Problems and The Plan

Getting your anxious child the right help can be confusing and overwhelming. Learn more about what your options are, the advantages and disadvantages of each, and the importance of having a plan that allows you and your child to start closer to the finish.

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.

Exercise for Anxious Children – Why it Matters and How to Get Kids Moving

Studies consistently show that exercise and physical activity is one of the most effective ways to help reduce child anxiety and manage the stress today's child can struggle with. Learn what the research says about how and why exercise works for managing anxiety and some sneaky tricks to get your child more active and think it's FUN.

Sleep, Your Child’s Anxiety, and How to Make it Better By Tonight

Sleep problems in children can be caused by anxiety or result in decreased tolerance to stress. Recent research points to several hidden causes parents need to know and shows how you can help you child get the rest they need.

Mindfulness or MBSR for Treating Child Anxiety

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness practices have proven themselves highly beneficial for treating anxiety, panic attacks, and more. Learn what it is, the supporting research, and how it can be used to help treat child anxiety.

How Your Anxiety Can Affect Your Child

As a parent, you probably worry that you may affect your child's progress in therapy. According to research in England, this may be the case! Find out how your presence and your behavior can help or hurt your child's recovery from high anxiety.

Getting Active May Relieve Anxiety, Depression in Kids

With child obesity on the rise, parents are wondering how they can protect their kids from developing unhealthy eating habits that can lead to lasting physical repercussions. But some parents don't realize how obesity affects the brain. Besides potentially hurting their self-esteem, being dangerously overweight can put children at risk for a host of mental health disorders.

Integrated Treatment Helps Children With Both ADHD And Anxiety

Nearly 25% of children with ADHD also suffer from an anxiety disorder, and many of the treatments for these illnesses can exacerbate the other condition. New integrative treatments are helping these children conquer both disorders at the same time.