The ongoing pandemic has not only changed our daily routines but is also impacting how we celebrate special occasions. In light of the upcoming holiday season, there is potential for all of us to feel difficult emotions, including continued uncertainty and anxiety, grief, sadness, and loneliness. It is possible that not all family members willContinue reading “Creative Ways to Practice Gratitude with your Family this Holiday Season”
Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic came about, we have witnessed immense societal change including quarantining at home, zoom classes, endless Netflix shows, and more. Beyond our at-home issues, we are bombarded by countless new alerts, stories about economic downturn, and re-opening issues. Seeing the amount of things happening around the world and having to stayContinue reading “COVID-19 and Anxiety: How to manage and reduce anxiety during the pandemic?”
Before COVID-19, our days were fairly structured, and families had reasonable certainty about what was coming each day. With the current situation, uncertainty is much higher, and building routines during this “new normal” takes some adjusting. Sheltering in place has limited outdoor activities and left some notable gaps for free time, causing many families toContinue reading “Social Media Privileges During COVID-19”
Everyone can agree that our world has changed. With the uncertainties of the Coronavirus pandemic looming large, children and families feel a loss of control. Children are seeing a lot of unsettling news and seeing it frequently. Most children take cues from parents to help them regulate their reactions to frightening events, but in thisContinue reading “Staying Calm and Connected During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Video Games Can Help”
Anxiety thrives on uncertainty. These are uncertain times. We can expect our children to feel more than the usual amount of anxiety during the COVID 19 pandemic. For kids with anxiety disorders, fears and unknowns may become overwhelming. Parents, educators, and other caring adults can help guide children into successful anxiety management strategies.
La ansiedad prospera en la incertidumbre. Estos son tiempos inciertos. Podemos esperar que nuestros hijos sientan más ansiedad que la habitual durante la pandemia de COVID 19. Para los niños con trastornos de ansiedad, los temores y lo incierto pueden llegar a ser abrumadores. Los padres, los educadores y otros adultos atentos pueden ayudar aContinue reading “Ayudando a los niños manejar la ansiedad durante una pandemia”
Whether you have been going to therapy for a while or are endeavoring to try it for the first time, a video therapy session is a bit different than meeting in person in both expected and unexpected ways. While both have their pros and cons, neither format is necessarily better than the other. If youContinue reading “Tips for Getting the Most out of an Online Therapy Session”
As we limit our in-person social engagement to slow the spread of COVID-19, we may need to be more proactive to keep social interactions a part of our daily routine. Creative uses of technology can go a long way towards keeping us from getting too stir crazy.
Many children have anxiety that gets in the way of everyday functioning, and some of those children have parents who will divorce. While all kids will face problems during a divorce, these issues can be even worse for children already struggling with anxiety, and these issues can mark a particularly critical point in a child’s emotionalContinue reading “Parenting an Anxious Child Through a Divorce”
Holidays are considered a time for cheer, celebration, and relaxation, but they also involve a lot of change in routine and new situations. This can be particularly hard for children with anxiety, making it difficult for them to feel comfortable and fully enjoy themselves. To better prepare for the holiday season, we’ve included some tipsContinue reading “Holiday Tips for Anxious Kids”