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Help Your Child To Overcome Anxiety

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Understanding Anxiety

“Anxiety is a diffused, subjective sense of worry, apprehension, distress and fear,” explains Sangeetha Madhu, a clinical psychologist. It may involve worrying about something in the future,unlike fear, which is an immediate reaction to a definite...

Anxiety, Fears And Phobias

Everyone, from the youngest child to the oldest adult, experiences anxieties and fears at one time or another. Feeling anxious in a particularly uncomfortable situation never feels very good. However, with kids, such feelings are not only normal, ...

A Guide To Anxiety In Children

Anxiety is a normal part of childhood, and every child goes through phases. A phase is temporary and usually harmless. But children who suffer from an anxiety disorder experience fear, nervousness, and shyness, and they start to avoid places and a...

Expert Tips To Overcome Anxiety And Phobia

Phobia is a condition where the child has anxiety for a specific object, situation or activity and the child actively avoids that particular object, situation or activity. Common phobias include the fear of animals (spiders or snakes), insects, cl...

Understanding Symptoms Of Anxiety In Children

A certain amount of anxiety is a normal part of a child’s healthy development. Brief separation anxiety, fears of the dark, of strangers, of loud noises or of storms are all common worries children may experience as they grow and mature. Approxima...

9 Things Every Parent With An Anxious Child Should Try

Most parents would move mountains to ease their child’s pain. Parents of kids with anxiety would move planets and stars as well. It hurts to watch your child worry over situations that, frankly, don’t seem that scary. Here are 9 ideas that parents...

What To Do (And Not To Do) When Children Are Anxious

When children are chronically anxious, even the most well-meaning parents can fall into a negative cycle and, not wanting a child to suffer, actually exacerbate the youngster’s anxiety. It happens when parents, anticipating a child’s fears, try to...

Behavioral Treatment For Kids With Anxiety

When a child shows signs of anxiety, we tend to think it will go away—she's just nervous or shy, and she'll grow out of it. But when the anxiety becomes so intense that it's seriously interfering with a child's life, and the life of her family, it...

When Anxiety Interrupts A Child’S Life

One of the most common childhood fears involves separation from parents. Separation anxiety is a normal developmental stage that typically starts around 9 months and ends at about age 3.

Separation Anxiety In Children: Easing Separation Anxiety Disorder

It's natural for your young child to feel anxious when you say goodbye. Although it can be difficult, separation anxiety is a normal stage of development. With understanding and these coping strategies, separation anxiety can be relieved—and shoul...

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