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!

Wilma Jean Worry Machine

Wilma Jean the Worry Machine

Anxiety is a subjective sense of worry, apprehension, and/or fear. It is considered to be the number one health problem in America. Although quite common, anxiety disorders in children are often misdiagnosed and overlooked. Everyone...

“My Plan vs. Your Plan”: Seven Tips for Parents to Promote a Shift in...

It's summertime! It’s a time for cookouts, evening swims, and family vacations. Summer is full of “plans”. But what if you live with a son or daughter who gets stuck on their own plans!? In...

Calming Activities for Anxiety & Sensory Issues

With three daughters in their tweens and early teens, mornings around our house are still my least favorite time of day. But when my girls were a little younger, there were mornings I was...

5 Steps for Parents to Climb the Mountain of Transition to Middle School

Entering middle school can be overwhelming for any child, but add your child’s special challenges and this transition can be quite intimidating. If your child is entering middle school this fall, you probably already...
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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...

Invisible Anxiety – Hiding in the Classroom

1 in 8 children are diagnosed with an Anxiety Disorder. Separation Anxiety Disorder, Specific Phobia, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) are common in younger children, ages 6-9.  Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD),...
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A Visit with the Worry Witch: Guided Relaxation for Kids

Life in general can be stressful. Having difficulty processing sensory information can make life even more stressful. Giving children a tool they can use to manage and reduce stress may help them learn better,...

Safe Natural Treatment of ADD and ADHD

If you are the parent of a child with ADD or ADHD or if you have one of these conditions yourself, I’d encourage you to look at Dana Ullman’s review of homeopathic treatments for...

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...
Teens Need Breaks

Teens & Young Adults Need Breaks at School Too

Once students move from elementary to middle school and beyond, their morning and afternoon recess is no longer tether ball, four square, handball, jump rope and kickball. Students are now simply “at break” or...