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Learn how to help your child manage anxiety.

anxiety in children

A child may be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder when he does not outgrow the worries and fears that are typical in young children. Sometimes these fears can interfere with school, home, or other activities. They can also make children irritable and angry.

anxiety help

When your child suffers from anxiety, it’s common for parents to go into protection mode. Sometimes parents attempt to solve problems for the child or try to create a worry-free environment. Parents can help their children learn to manage anxiety.

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Numerous products and resources are available to help children find peace for anxiety. Children with anxiety, autism spectrum, sensory processing, and other emotional and behavioral disorders can hugely benefit from these products. 

Is Birth Order Theory Baloney?

Birth order has no measurable effect on personality traits, suggests an analysis of data on 20,000 people in Germany, the U.S., and the U.K., published in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences). Over the years many people have claimed that birth...

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Is ADHD Medication Overused?

The start of a new school year, and with it the return to a regimented daily structure, can highlight problems such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Many parents are concerned that their child may have the disorder, marked by persistent...

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Happiness Comes With Fruits and Veggies

Every so often (actually quite often), we come across studies that don’t deliver lifesaving news but nevertheless provide insights that may motivate people to change some behaviors or thought patterns in positive ways. Here’s one: Eating more fruits and vegetables...

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Adolescents and Anxiety

  Can rejection on social media and mobile technologies increase anxiety in young people who are vulnerable to it? Social media and all of its complexities and technologies can be powerful amplifiers of these vulnerabilities. For many young people, there is a...

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Rising Rates of Teenage Suicide

A disturbing new report from the CDC shows that rates of adolescent suicide rose substantially in the U.S. between the years 1999 and 2014. The largest increase was among girls ages 10 to 14, whose incidence of suicide rose 200 percent in that 15-year period. And...

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Hi, I'm Vicky. Welcome to my blog!

I started my career as a therapist, and soon I became interested in children's psychology. I've always known about the importance of mental health, but over time I realized most of our adult disorders, particularly anxiety, has deep roots in childhood. I believe that's when we have to act, so we can help our children to become happy adults.

In this blog, I've compiled articles to clarify some of the asumptions of anxiety in children, and share some tips and advice for parents on how to best help them to manage it.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you find something to help you along the way.