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”
As the school year progresses, you may notice your child’s assignments getting larger or more complex. Exams and projects can add to your student’s workload and make life more stressful in ways that affect the whole family. All children experience challenges with certain assignments, but if you notice a pattern of frustration or stress relatedContinue reading “Coming From a Place of Care”
As the school year rolls back around, you may notice your child expressing reluctance in returning to school. Not to worry, this protest is very normal. In fact, up to 25% of school-age children typically express some sort of school resistance. Often the issues are minor, but for a small fraction of students something moreContinue reading “Navigating new school year fears”
Parents know how hard it is to get kids to do their homework. We struggle, giving them a w-i-d-e berth for autonomy, while resisting the urge to make them just sit down and get it done. (As if someone could make a kid do anything they don’t want to do!) It’s a balancing act manyContinue reading “When Doing Their Best Gets in Your Child’s Way”
Social media has brought about amazing changes in the way we connect with others, learn about different cultures, and keep up with current events. Children today are able to connect with other kids across the globe instantly. They are able to learn good and bad news more quickly than ever before and on a muchContinue reading “Social Media and Anxiety”
How often do you complain aloud to your family about your own stress? Though it may seem counter-intuitive, voicing your own struggles with daily stress may be the best way to help your child recognize and manage their own.