anxiety

Is Your Child Being Bullied?

By Derek Randel, www.stoppingschoolviolence.com

Keith is a ten year-old student who has always liked school. That was until recently and now he does not want to go to school each morning. This of course is very frustrating for his parents. The reason Keith dislikes school does not have anything to do with academics. Keith is being bullied before school, at school, and on the school bus. » Read more

Helping Students Cope with Test Anxiety

By Henry L Harris and Doris R Coy

Anxiety is a basic human emotion consisting of fear and uncertainty that typically appears when an individual perceives an event as being a threat to the ego or self-esteem (Sarason, 1988). In some instances, such as avoiding dangerous situations, anxiety can be helpful. However when taken to extremes, it may produce unwarranted results. » Read more

First Day of School Survival Guide

After a long lazy summer of staying up later and sleeping in longer-it will soon be time to return to the routine of going back to school. » Read more

Back to School Stresses: 4 Tips to Conquer Them

By Anh Vazquez, www.littlegrad.com

As we drop our children at their classrooms, or watch them hop on the bus, or out of our minivans, thoughts race through our minds… will they eat a healthy lunch, did we spend enough time on their homework… are they making friends.. are we budgeting/saving enough for their future education… and so on. » Read more

Tips for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, the unofficial start of the winter holiday season, is meant to be a time for feasting, spending time with loved ones, and reflecting on good fortune. But for many people, Thanksgiving can also be incredibly stressful. It comes loaded with expectations that can create an enormous amount of pressure on any family – especially on the moms, who are often in charge of the food and the family organizing. This year, don’t let Thanksgiving stress get you down. » Read more

Seven Ways to Ease Kids’ Anxiety When You Date

By Michele Germain, LCSW www.thejillprinciple.com » Read more

Dealing with Common Childhood Fears

Just about every kid has some kind of fear, whether it’s big barking dogs, monsters under the bed, or noisy and crowded birthday parties. Sometimes the fears are just a passing phase, but sometimes they can grow to be larger than life. How can you help your child calm his or her fears, and how do you know when to seek help? » Read more

Building Your Child's Self Esteem

When a baby finds that her signals are validated and responded to appropriately—that troubles are soothed and pleasure enhanced—she begins to sense that her feelings, expressions, of her very being, are of value and important. A baby learns that she counts for something. » Read more

The Baby's Coming! How to Make Sure Your Older Kids are Sleeping Through the Night

By Patti Teel, www.pattiteel.com

If you are expecting a baby and already have one or more children, it’s wise to solve their sleep problems before the new baby arrives. Remember, a newborn typically awakens every three to four hours and adapting to a new baby’s schedule is very tiring for everyone in the house. » Read more

Solving Naptime Problems

By Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution

Napping is an important element of your child’s healthy mental and physical growth. A daily nap refreshes a child so that she can maintain her energy, focus, and ability to learn for the rest of the day. » Read more