It’s that time of the year again. Everyone’s wearing new clothes and carrying organized backpacks and brand new school supplies. Some are even excited to go to school and see friends and meet teachers. Then comes the inevitable moment where the newness wears off and school doesn’t look quite as fun or exciting. “I can’t […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
When your child is feeling anxious, stressed, or overwhelmed, relaxing their body is one of the most helpful things you can do. When someone’s emotions are extremely high, their body acts differently than it does when they’re feeling calm. Muscles become tense, which can cause aches, pains, and headaches. Heart rate speeds up. Breathing becomes […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
If your child has symptoms of anxiety, I’m sure you want to help them in every way possible, but it can be hard to know what to do. If your child has been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), you are probably feeling even more confused and overwhelmed. (Wondering if your child has GAD? Click […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Everyone worries at times, including kids. Many kids and teens worry about topics such as school, athletic performance, or their health. Sometimes worries are more significant than this, and they cause problems for the child. This is based on the amount of time worrying and the effects of the worrying on school, their behavior, and […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
Check out this graph: See how it’s a very straight line? The line consistently moves in one direction, never deviating from its path. When thinking about change, people want to think of it like that graph: continuous and gradual movement upwards. I notice this in the process of therapy. When people begin therapy, they often […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
In my last post, we discussed why sleep is so important for teenagers. Today, we’re going to talk about how: How do you help your teen get better sleep? First of all, there’s a major hurdle that you need to be aware of: teenagers’ brains are naturally wired to stay up later and sleep in […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
“A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.” – Irish Proverb We all know sleep is important, and most parents try their best to give their kids ample time to sleep each night. While most parents are able to ensure their babies and younger kids get enough sleep, […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
Having a child with anxiety can be challenging. These kids are often so hesitant to try anything, and sometimes that anxiety can come out in crying, tantrums, nightmares, or bad behavior. Having to watch your child feel this way can make you feel powerless to help your child. The good news is that you can […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Before reading this post, click here to catch up by reading “Should I Take My Child to a Psychologist? Part One.” It can be extremely valuable to have answers to questions about your child’s psychological functioning, as discussed in my previous post. But what do you do after this step? You know what’s wrong, so […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.