3 Things NOT to do for Anxious Children in Wake of School Shooting

You want to do the “right” thing when it comes to talking to your anxious kid about tragedies, such as the mass shooting at the Connecticut elementary school. But the number of “right” things to do can seem overwhelming. We make it easier to act by pointing out the “wrong” things to do.

How to Calm an Anxious Child who Has a Big, Fat Holiday Gift List

Once upon a time, the holidays had a deeper meaning than how many gifts were beneath the tree. Read how you can recapture that magic for your family and decrease your child's anxiety regarding how many or what kind of gifts he's getting.

How the Internet Adds to Anxiety in Children

Loads of information kicks around the Internet, providing entertainment and even homework help for your kids. But overloading on that info can result in increased anxiety and other disasters. Read to find out why.

Why Overprotecting Your Kids is Giving them Childhood Anxiety

Raising children in overprotective captivity does more harm than good. Find out why this trend is giving kids anxiety disorders and other mental health issues.

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.

The Effects of PTSD on a Child

Most people tend to think of PTSD as an "adult" mental health disorder. Sadly, children can also suffer from this debilitating condition. Children and adults with PTSD share many of the same symptoms, but there are some unique ways the condition can affect a young person.

Preventing School-Related Stress and Anxiety

Parents know how nerve-wracking the school year can be for themselves and for their children. Some children feel overwhelmed by test anxiety. Younger students may be worried about being separated from parents, and teenagers find themselves stressing out over their social life and thoughts of the future. Parents can save themselves and their kids a lot of anxiety by making some simple changes.

Preparing to Seek Treatment for Your Child with OCD

If you're thinking about getting your child treated for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, there may be a few things you need to know beforehand. Treatment won't be easy, and it can be made even more difficult when your child refuses to follow the rules. Learn what you should do to prepare yourself and your child for treatment.

Teaching Your Teen To Deal with Stress

If you're concerned by your teen's emotional and physical state, you may be interested in the findings linked to a new high school health program. The fitness-based curriculum was shown to have a major impact on the participating students' well-being. Read more about it here.

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.