Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you’ve probably seen CBD products popping up everywhere. Many people, including parents, are relying more and more on this supplement to combat stress, anxiety and difficulties sleeping.
No parent wants to see their child in distress. Unfortunately, a fear of doctors and increased anxiety seem to be an inevitable part of the medical process for many children. From routine physical exams to dental cleanings to childhood immunizations, caring for your child’s physical health means requiring them to go through medical anxiety and […]
This article explores what social anxiety looks like in children, and what parents can do to help their kids address the debilitating problem.
Mental health is an important aspect of living a healthy life. Though your child may seem too young to struggle with mental health, it is never too early to foster positive thinking. Read on for tips on how to foster positive mental health in your kids.
The experience of separation, even a brief one, is important for both parents and child. Yet while important, separation anxiety—feeling anxious when apart—is common in infants and toddlers. Most children outgrow separation anxiety by age 3. There are many ways that parents can lessen separation anxiety in babies and toddlers and turn the experience into an opportunity for growth.
As most kids prepare to return to in-person school in the fall, and as we navigate a gradual return to “normal” life after COVID, parents can help by mastering some strategies to help calm anxiety in their children.
Take a deep breath. It’ll be alright. It’s just a doctor’s appointment. Breathe. It’s just a math test. Close your eyes, and take a few deep breaths. It’ll be okay. Just breathe. Just breathe? But, how? It’s ironic that something that we do automatically can sometimes be so difficult to do well. Have you ever […]
One of the most common health issues I see in my office is anxiety. Anxiety might not be the reason that someone seeks out my help—but there is always anxiety surrounding the many health care issues my patients present with.