Overcoming Math Anxiety – Tips And Advice

Children and adults both can suffer from math anxiety. It can make a child's life very difficult in school. Learning tips and tricks to cope with this anxiety can help them learn to work through the anxiety and even learn to enjoy math. Math doesn't need to be scary.

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.

How Bullying Affects Mental Health in Children, Teens

Bullying is not a new problem, but we now know how harmful it can be to the self-esteem of a child or teenager. For many kids, school and the Internet have become sources of fear and humiliation. It isn't fair to expect a child or a teen to handle excessive bullying on his or her own. Read how being bullied can have long-lasting effects.

Back to School Without the Blues: Helping Children Cope with “First Day” Anxiety

Planning ahead and setting attainable goals can relieve school anxiety in children and set the tone for a positive and productive school year. Looking at family schedules together and getting them involved in the decision-making process helps children take ownership of their school experience and reduces stress as the new year approaches.

Positive Thinking Training for Teenagers with Anxiety

A study published in the journal of Child Psychiatry and Human Development revealed that adolescent anxiety can be reduced by helping teenagers develop the skills to transform their negative thoughts into positive ones. The study involved 36 teenagers and used a computer program to help the teens alter their destructive thought patterns.

How Can Mindfulness Therapy Help Anxious Children?

A creative technique called "mindfulness therapy" may be able to help your anxious child to unwind. So what makes mindfulness therapy appropriate for children? And how does it work? If you want to know the answer to these questions and more, you can read more about the use of mindfulness therapy here.

Honest Talk About Suicide

If you have reason to suspect that your adolescent with anxiety may be experiencing suicidal thoughts, then you will want to give this article a read. The author offers tips for talking with teenagers who appear depressed, as well as some startling statistics that you might not know about teen suicide.

Cat Helps Boy With Selective Mutism

A friendly cat is helping a 7-year-old boy, Lorcan Dillon, overcome his anxiety disorder known as selective mutism. Lorcan has struggled with selective mutism since he was 3 years old. Lorcan's parents report that their son has improved tremendously since the cat, a Birman named Jessie, was added to their family 2 years ago.

Girls Are More Susceptible to Math Anxiety

Does math anxiety in children affect one gender more than the other? A new study conducted at Cambridge University suggests that females are more susceptible to a drop in performance due to anxiety. Working to combat math anxiety early on might be a key component of increasing the number of women that pursue math or science related careers.

Minimizing Back-to-School Anxiety

Is your child feeling anxious about the upcoming school year? With summer more than half-way over, many children are experiencing school anxiety when they think about returning to a structured social environment. Read all about back-to-school anxiety and how you can help your child reduce the stress and anxiety that they are feeling.