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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Dear Mom and Dad, It’s Me Your Anxious Kid.

Dear Mom and Dad, It’s Me Your Anxious Kid.

Dear Mom and Dad, It’s me your anxious kid. I know you don’t say it, but my anxiety is draining us both. It’s okay, you can admit it. I see it on your face.

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The Link Between ADHD and Anxiety: Why Anxious Kids Can Be Misdiagnosed with ADHD

The Link Between ADHD and Anxiety: Why Anxious Kids Can Be Misdiagnosed with ADHD

Sometimes anxious kids don’t look anxious. Sometimes they look hyper and unfocused. Unfortunately it is common for these kids to be misdiagnosed with ADHD. Here is why.

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What to Do When Your Child is Scared of Halloween

What to Do When Your Child is Scared of Halloween

For most kids Halloween is all about fun and candy, but for some kids all the focus on blood and gore can make them scared of Halloween. Here’s how to help.

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