How Effective Is Mindfulness for Kids?
Helping Your Child or Teen With Social Anxiety
Mindfulness brings awareness to emotions, thoughts and sensations in the body. It is about taking note of breathing and how the mind is manifesting itself in the body.
Research demonstrates that practicing mindfulness for kids is just as effective as it is for adults. Mindfulness has a positive impact on people no matter what age they are.
10 Strategies to Overcome Test Anxiety
Social anxiety can have a negative impact on your son or daughter by preventing them from communicating effectively, joining activities, performing academically and making friends. If your child or teen’s shyness is standing in their way there are many strategies and treatments that may help.
5 Ways to Effectively Deliver Praise to Children
In order to perform well in challenging situations people need to be psychologically and physically alert. While feeling ‘psyched up’ prior to an exam can enhance performance too much psychological arousal can lead to feeling ‘psyched out’. Although most people feel nervous before a test, some students experience a debilitating amount of anxiety that involves feelings of dread, racing thoughts and an inability to concentrate. This is commonly referred to as test anxiety.
4 Steps to Help Your Child Calm Down
Praising children for positive behaviours is a powerful way to teach them how to cooperate with others and follow social rules and norms. Praise, especially from parents, teachers and other role models, tends to be rewarding for children, and when behaviour is rewarded it happens more and more over time.
10 Strategies For Parenting an Anxious Child
As parents we often offer our children reassurance when they are upset. In addition to reassurance and support it is important to model and teach healthy coping skills to children. Here are 4 steps to help children calm themselves down.
7 Steps to Combat Bullying
Being a parent is not an easy job and being the mother or father of an anxious child is even more challenging. The good news is that while there is no cure for anxiety it is very treatable and there are many strategies that have been proven to help manage and ease anxiety in children. Here are some of our top strategies for parenting an anxious child.
Causes of Anxiety in Children
Bullying awareness is increasing. The problem pervades school communities worldwide and is associated with negative outcomes for all those involved. However, targets of chronic bullying are particularly vulnerable to experiencing physical, emotional, social, and academic problems, both in the short and long term.
11 Anxiety Management Strategies
Approximately 10 percent of all children are diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. This affects their functioning academically, socially and personally. There are many factors that contribute to a child having anxiety including; attachment, family cohesion, temperament and traumatic events.
Bedtime For Adults: The Importance of a Calming Evening Routine
We all experience anxiety to varying degrees. For some it is an occasional occurrence while others experience it as a crippling problem that is present throughout each and every day. Anxiety can be unpleasant and overwhelming, quickly taking over our ability to think clearly. Fortunately, there are many strategies that have been proven to effectively manage anxiety.
The foundations of a goodnight’s sleep begin long before we close our eyes. To get a better idea of what a healthy evening ritual looks like we asked two of our own expert therapists at the Sydney Anxiety Clinic some questions about how they end their day. Anna Kellerman, Art Therapist, and Linda Hayes, Clinical Psychologist and Parent-Infant Therapist, were happy to share their evening routines.