Anxiety Regulation Station

Explore the Anxiety Regulation Station and discover tools to help children experiencing anxiety.  Anxious children are disregulated children.  Delve into the resources below and learn how to help children with anxiety employ the various tools for them to become self-regulated. "With 1 in 8 children suffering from an anxiety disorder, anxiety will impact many of our lives. Unfortunately, anxiety isn’t always easy to detect. It can show up disguised as poor behavior, a lack of motivation or even aggression. It can be misdiagnosed as ADHD or a behavioral issue. Anxiety looks different in each child. Some kids suffer from generalized anxiety, while other kids have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or social anxiety. It is helpful for parents and teachers to educate themselves on the signs and symptoms of various anxiety disorders in order to be proactive. The earlier anxiety is treated the better the prognosis." - Natasha Daniels, LCSW of Anxious Toddlers Enjoy your stop at the Anxiety Regulation Station!

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Perfectionism – Being the Best, Perfectly or Not

Jean's son Jaylen may not understand a lot of social concepts.  He may not realize someone is being mean.  He may not understand what an attitude is.  However, Jaylen definitely understands the concept of...
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The Relationship Between Anxiety and Diet

Explore the relationship between anxiety and diet.  With some diet modifications, you could be on your way to discovering a reduction in your child's anxiety levels!  Remember, we are what we eat! Ever stop and...
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Empower Your Child, Not Your Child’s Anxiety

Having a child with anxiety can feel very lonely. On the surface, everything looks alright. Teachers rave about them. Friends adore them. Relatives and family friends might not see what all the fuss is...
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Is Lack of Sleep Making Your Anxious Kids Worse? How to Help!

Is lack of sleep making your anxious kids worse? Almost every anxious child I treat in my therapy practice has sleep issues. This is not a freaky coincidence. Child anxiety and sleep deprivation are best buddies. They...

Festivity of Foods: Not for Kids with Anxious Moods

For many kids with anxious moods, holiday meals are nothing to celebrate.  Let's explore the anxious moods of Maddie, Anthony and Patty.  Discover tips and ideas to reduce or eliminate a child's anxiety around...
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Headaches on the Rise in Children: Explore Solutions

An increasing number of children are presenting to emergency rooms and being admitted to hospitals with a complaint of headaches.  Medical records, of patients aged 4 to 18 years who visited an emergency room...
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Three Ways to Decrease School Anxiety

The sun is setting a little bit earlier.  The stores are filling their aisles with binders, pens and paper.  The furthest thing from your child’s mind is starting another school year.  And if it...
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7 Delightful Foods to Help Reduce Kid’s Stress

Stress.  More and more children in the American classroom are experiencing higher levels of stress than ever before.  This chronic stress is resulting in anxious kids with diagnosed or undiagnosed generalized anxiety, social anxiety...
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Reduce Anxiety with Realistic Thinking & Other Tools

Anxiety, also called angst or worry, is a psychological and physiological state characterized by somatic, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral components.  Anxiety can create feelings of fear, worry, uneasiness, and dread. Anxiety is considered to be a normal reaction to a stressor.  When anxiety becomes excessive, it...

Anxiety: 5 Resources to Find a Therapist

You notice that your child appears to be crabbier and more irritable.  She has removed herself from family and even friends.  She is sleeping more than her normal.  She may be reporting more headaches...