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!

Interoception

Interoception: The Least Known Sense

Research the topic of Sensory Processing Disorder and before long, you will discover that there are actually more than the five senses we all learned about in preschool. We already are aware of the...
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5 Steps to Help a Child with Unwanted Thoughts

Most children experience ‘bad’ thoughts but easily disregard them. However, some children and teenagers pay too much importance to their unpleasant thoughts and become fearful that a loved one will be harmed, or that...

What is Self-Regulation? Self-Regulation and Me!

Today I would like to talk about self-regulation, because I feel it is a very important topic. Once a person learns how to self-regulate, their life will become a lot easier. But first, I am...
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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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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...
anxiety

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...

Vision Boards – Creative Goal Setting with Kids

The kids are off to school soon and a new year is upon us. What to do now that the presents are all opened? How about making a vision board with your kids? A...
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Therapeutic Benefits of Using Yoga in Occupational Therapy

As an occupational therapist, I have used yoga in a variety of ways with clients I’ve worked with.  Yoga is a great way to build strength and body awareness and also improves sensory processing...
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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...

A Simple Hand Exercise for a “Quick Bite” of Proprioceptive Input

Proprioception is our body’s understanding of where it is in space. It is a sense that lets us know the position of our physical structure through receptors in our joints. We can stimulate or...