5 Reasons it’s a Bad Idea to Let Your Child Skip School Due to Anxiety

If you are a parent to an anxious child, you know how difficult it can be to persuade them to do something they are worried or fearful about. It is a basic parenting instinct to nurture and reassure your child that everything will be okay. However, if you are getting pulled into the direction of […]

8 Common Anxiety Tricks and How to Cope

If you or a loved one has suffered from anxiety, you know how uncomfortable it is and you may feel like you would do just about anything to make the feelings go away. While some strategies are effective at decreasing the distress associated with anxiety, some common techniques and beliefs we have about anxiety can […]

How to Help Your Child Overcome Halloween Fears

As the fall gets underway and Halloween time approaches, it is not unusual for children to have fears of the dark, monsters, and spiders. While many children and adults look forward to Halloween because of fun costumes and good candy, some kids become terrified when Halloween decorations, scary masks and costumes, and haunted houses start […]

How to Help Your Child Cope with OCD: 11 Parenting Tips

Perhaps you are a parent wondering if your child has OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) or maybe you have recently received this diagnosis. If so you may be wondering what you, as a parent, can do to help support your child. There may be some parenting strategies that you are doing that are right on target. […]

7 Tips to Help Your Child Overcome Their Fear of Needles

Is your child afraid of needles and gets highly anxious when he or she knows it is time to get a shot? Does your child seem nervous and even act out with a negative and defiant attitude when it’s time for an injection? If so, it’s possible your child may be experiencing a needle phobia…. […]

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