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.
Dear Dr. Gramma Karen, My husband and I are grandparents with grandchildren in college. Although they appear to be handling their experiences fine, we are becoming alarmed by the many articles in the media about the increase in anxiety, depression, and suicides among college students. One of our friends who has similar concerns about this […]
As a parent, stress is a constant aspect of life. Anxiety can make it so much more difficult to navigate daily life. Here are some great ways to reduce the effects of anxiety while also being a happy and healthy parent.