Your Children are What They Eat! The Relationship Between Anxiety and Eating

Your Children are What They Eat! The Relationship Between Anxiety and Eating

What is the relationship between anxiety and eating? More than you would think! Learn how you can impact your child’s anxiety, by changing their diet.

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Gratitude and Compassion; Powerful Home Remedies for Anxiety

Gratitude and Compassion; Powerful Home Remedies for Anxiety

Researchers confirm that fear (or that worry that stems from fear) cannot co-exist with feelings of gratitude. When consumed with anxiety, we ultimately may feel like our lives or livelihood or our very character is in danger. Though we may not have a true life-threatening situation, our brain interprets a threat to our core relationships or our identity the same as if we were about to be killed in the street. Our brain reads, “mortal danger!” But when we are examining the abundance around us including the friendships, the family members, our health and our home, it cancels out those worries. We realize we are safe and secure. We realize we are loved. And we are better able to focus on responding to challenges in ways that are constructive and positive.

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How to Help an Anxious Child Who Obsesses About Time

How to Help an Anxious Child Who Obsesses About Time

I watch my seven-year-old son wring his hands. “But I am not going to have enough time!” He cries. He just got home from school. “Time for what?” I ask. “Time to play outside. Time to play on my tablet. Time to eat a snack…” He rambles on. He has four hours until bedtime. He has nowhere to be and a five-minute worksheet to complete. His worry is irrational. He constantly obsesses about time. And he is not alone, anxious kids pour into my office week after week complaining about the same thing – time.

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Do Your Kids Hate the Sound of People Eating? Take This Misophonia Quiz

Do Your Kids Hate the Sound of People Eating? Take This Misophonia Quiz

What do a bag of chips and loud crunching do to your kids? If you said throw them into a rage, we should talk. Did you know that some of us are triggered by noises? I am not talking about being slightly annoyed, I am talking about an urge to go completely ballistic when hearing these sounds. Let me introduce you to the world of sound rage, better known as Misophonia. Don’t know what that is? Take the Misophonia quiz below to see if it sounds familiar.

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13 Signs of Health Anxiety in Children: Is it Beyond Sickness?

13 Signs of Health Anxiety in Children: Is it Beyond Sickness?

She mentioned her stomach hurts for the hundredth time today. Her face lights up when I tell her I am going to take her to the doctor. “When!” She beams, her little body covered in band-aids. I am concerned. My five-year-old is consumed with her health. “Do I have a fever?” She asks. “Do you think I am sick?” She questions. Unfortunately, I have seen this behavior before. As a child therapist, I know exactly where we are headed. We are entering the world of health anxiety.

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4 Ways to Handle People Who Don’t Get Your Anxious Child

4 Ways to Handle People Who Don’t Get Your Anxious Child

“You just need to stop babying him!” “She’ll grow out of it. My kids did that too.” “She just needs a good spanking!” Sound familiar? These comments can make your blood boil – and they should! Unsolicited opinions are the worst. But sometimes they aren’t from strangers. Sometimes these comments can come from your closest friends, your aging parents or even your partner. Just because you are related, doesn’t mean they are instantly going to get your anxious child.

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 8: How Can I Help My Child with Perfectionism?

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 8: How Can I Help My Child with Perfectionism?

In this week’s episode of Ask the Child Therapist, I am answering the question, “How can I help my child with perfectionism?” From perfectionist toddlers to perfectionist teens – children who strive to be perfect are over stressed. Child perfectionism causes tantrums, meltdowns and late nights full of worries. Does your child show signs of perfectionism? Here are some quick tips on how to help.

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5 Ways to Prevent Kids from Having Holiday Meltdowns

5 Ways to Prevent Kids from Having Holiday Meltdowns

It is that time of year again – frenzied shopping, experimental baking and party after party. Holidays are many people’s favorite time of year. I love everything about the holidays – except the over stimulation and pace that turns my otherwise well-behaved little children – into gremlins, causing holiday meltdowns.

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 7: How Do I Help My Shy Child?

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 7: How Do I Help My Shy Child?

Do you have a shy child? Do you struggle to know how to help your child succeed socially? In this week’s episode of Ask the Child Therapist, I delve into the topic of helping our introverted children.

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 5: How Do I Help My Frightened Child?

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 5: How Do I Help My Frightened Child?

Do you walk on eggshells trying to help your anxious child? Do you ask yourself, how do I help my anxious kid? There are some simple things you can do to help your child beat anxiety. Here are a few.

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The Link Between Sensory Processing Disorder and Anxiety

The Link Between Sensory Processing Disorder and Anxiety

Do you know there is a link between Sensory Processing Disorder and Anxiety? It is not a coincidence that kids with SPD often have anxiety.

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How to Help a Child with Anxiety: 21 Things Every Parent Should Know

How to Help a Child with Anxiety: 21 Things Every Parent Should Know

Being a parent of anxious kids can be exhausting and confusing. Here are 21 things every parent should know and understand about anxious kids.

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 2: How to Help Your Child Who is Scared of Everything

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 2: How to Help Your Child Who is Scared of Everything

In this week’s episode of Ask the Therapist a reader asks how to help her daughter overcome her fear of dogs. Do you have a child with a phobia or fear? Learn how to help your child.

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30 Signs of Social Anxiety in Children: When it is Beyond Shyness

30 Signs of Social Anxiety in Children: When it is Beyond Shyness

Does your child have a hard time making friends? Does your child get overwhelmed in social situations? Is it shyness or is it something more? Here are 30 signs of social anxiety in kids. Are you missing the signs?

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 1: How to Help Kids Who Fear Trying New Things

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 1: How to Help Kids Who Fear Trying New Things

In this episode I will answer how to help your child is they are scared to try new things, how a child is born with anxiety and how to help kids socially.

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