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How Anxiety Leads to Disruptive Behavior

A 10-year-old boy named James has an outburst in school. Upset by something a classmate says to him, he pushes the other boy, and a shoving-match ensues. When the teacher steps in to break it up, James goes ballistic, throwing papers and books around the classroom and bolting out of the room and down the [...]

By |2019-01-25T15:41:37+00:00January 25th, 2019|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

5 Things You Can Do to Help Your Child Tackle Back to School Anxiety

Although the first day back at school, or even the first ever day at school, can be an exciting prospect for some children, adjustment difficulties are common. Anxious feelings are expected and normal in children returning to school, changing schools, or for first timers starting kindergarten. According to a recent study conducted by the University [...]

By |2019-01-21T15:19:09+00:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What Teachers Need to Know About Selective Mutism

Most teachers would give anything for a few quiet minutes in the classroom, but one teacher on the WeAreTeachers HELPLINE Facebook group is facing a different problem this year. “I have a little girl who spoke maybe four words all last year while in kindergarten and now that she’s in first grade is not yet [...]

By |2018-11-26T11:29:11+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

10 Things Never to Say to Your Anxious Child

When children are chronically anxious, even the most well-meaning parents can utter words that exacerbate, instead of alleviate, anxious feelings. Non-anxious parents have the benefit of time, wisdom, and reasoning on their sides, and this can lead to statements that unknowingly dismiss the child’s anxious feelings. It can be very difficult to watch a child [...]

By |2018-11-16T13:35:23+00:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

4 Ways Parents Can Help Their Children with Anxiety, According to a Clinical Psychologist.

Catherine* is a busy working mum of two pre-teenage children who both suffer with moderate cases of anxiety and depression. While trying to help her kids navigate the complexities of their feelings, she has asked herself in darker moments whether or not she is responsible for their issues. “I have had my own journey with [...]

By |2018-10-08T14:40:48+00:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Simple Strategies To Help Diffuse Anxiety in Children

If you suspect your child is suffering from anxiety or if your child has been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, you may feel rather overwhelmed and not knowing what to do. Beyond seeking help and support from a mental health professional, there are other things you can do to empower yourself as a conscious parent. [...]

Anxiety Or ADHD? Why They Sometimes Look The Same And How To Tell The Difference

Anxiety and ADHD are very different, but sometimes the symptoms can look similar. The correct diagnosis is critical to guide treatment and to make sense of things when kids seem to be struggling or when something doesn’t feel quite right. As much as the right diagnosis can heal, the wrong one can also harm. Understanding [...]

Six Ways Good Parents Contribute To Their Child’s Anxiety

How parents contribute to a child's anxiety. Photo: Getty Kids have it hard these days. It doesn't seem like it when they're playing on their $500 tech gadgets, but they do. Twenty-first century living is taking its toll, and many kids are finding it hard to cope. The number of children dealing with [...]