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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Uncover Anxiety with a Simple Game

All children are nervous, particularly on tougher days like the first day of school or a dentist appointment. This is fairly normal but sometimes that nervousness spills over into abject terror.  It is not...
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...
Accommodations for Anxiety

Plan Ahead to Reduce Anxiety

One of the most common problems associated with the various isms that children may have is - anxiety. Sure, a little anxiety is normal, most kids can be anxious about things. The difference is...
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Childhood Anxiety: Learn to Dance the Tide

"Childhood Anxiety is treatable, but 80 percent of kids with a diagnosable anxiety disorder are not getting treatment, according to the 2015 Child Mind Institute Children’s Mental Health Report.  Anxiety is a normal part of...
Teach Children Forgiveness

Teach Children Forgiveness – Let Go of Resentment

Back when my son with autism was in junior high school, he was a target for bullying. As a result, he drew a picture of himself being hung. Above his head, he wrote the...
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Simple Yoga to Reduce Anxiety in Kids

Are your looking to reduce anxiety in your child?  Yoga is by far one of the most accessible, effective and low-cost anxiety reducing techniques available. Did you know that 1 in 8 children are diagnosed...

Learn How to Cope with Change

As an individual with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), I like structure and predictability. I enjoy knowing what is going to happen, first, next, and last. Not only do I like knowing what is...
Youth Sports and Anxiety

5 Tips to Help an Anxious Child Play their Favorite Sport

Nine-year-old Billy stood watching his town’s hockey team from the side-lines. Excitedly, he cheered on his friend Callum who was serving as  the team’s goalie. However, Billy noticed how Callum stopped trying to keep...
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Back to School: ABCs to Reframe a Past Negative Experience

Intrusive and repetitive thoughts such as: “my classmates are mean”, “they tease me” or “they don’t like me” can play havoc on a child’s mind. Why would one child fixate on a negative experience, while...
Turnaround

Turnaround: Turning Fear into Freedom

"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, while Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety Disorder...