Anxiety is a silent condition, meaning there is not one obvious sign that screams ‘this is anxiety,’ it can appear in a range of ways, often unique for each individual. This is especially true for children, who may not be able to identify that what they’re feeling is anxiety.Read More
It can be more difficult to read the signs of an anxiety condition in teens because during the teen years, a certain degree of stress and struggle is expected. More often than not, red flags are overlooked and blamed on hormones.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More