Have you noticed that your child avoids certain situations or feels anxious when you aren’t around? Has your child frequently complained about an upset stomach, the feeling that it is hard to breathe or very sweaty hands? If you answered yes, then your child may have a phobia. Irrational … [Read more...] about Overcoming phobias
Anxiety can cause persistent, excessive, and unrealistic worry about everyday things.
Children and adults with anxiety often experience exaggerated worry and tension, often expecting the worst, even when there is no apparent reason for concern.
Anxiety can manifest itself in many ways, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias, social anxiety, insomnia, and selective mutism.
If you, your child, or your teenager are caught up in a cycle of worries or feel that your everyday life is causing you excessive anxiety, please reach out for help.
Is your child able to speak normally at home but unable to speak in school or community settings? Your child may be suffering from selective mutism and can benefit from treatment. Selective mutism is most common in children under age five. The cause or causes are unknown. Most experts believe … [Read more...] about Selective mutism treatment
Is your child refusing to go to school, asking to sleep in your bed, or panicked about his or her everyday life? Is your child terrified to experience separation from you, or try new things? Is he afraid to do things that other kids his age do confidently? Anxiety treatment for children may … [Read more...] about Anxiety treatment for kids and teens