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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Scoring Anxiety? Choose Non-Competitive Sports

As a child, I played soccer at my father's insistence and I hated every minute of it. I had very poor coordination and it was all I could do to "not fall over" when...

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...
Accommodations for Anxiety

Anxiety: Accommodations Are Stepping Stones to Success

Accommodations in the classroom for children struggling with anxiety come in many shapes and sizes. As each child is different, so too should be each accommodation and/or modification. Each of us has the capacity to...
A Path to Courage

A Path from Anxiety to Courage

"Feelings are real and legitimate: children behave and misbehave for a reason, even if adults cannot figure it out."  ~ Anonymous A certain level of fear is healthy and necessary for human survival. It alerts...
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...
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...
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“Probability Goals” Keep Your Perfectionist Child from Giving Up

You may not think of your child as a "perfectionist", after all, he may have a terribly untidy room or he may take little care in his writing when doing homework but perfectionist children...
Interoceptive Anxiety

A Treatment for Anxiety – Feel The Fear Interoceptively

Urmila Pai, M.D. and Kimberly Williams, Psy.D. composed Feel the Fear: A Treatment for Anxiety in collaboration. Child Therapist: "Carly, it seems you were very anxious. How did your body feel?" Child: "I don’t know…maybe it felt like,...

One Mom’s Experience with Advocacy

Since I started my blog at Special-Ism, I have covered many topics. I have worn my heart on my sleeve and opened up to the world about some very personal experiences. Our latest challenge...
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Detect and Deal with Anxiety

Anxiety is broadly defined as; "a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome". It's a good definition of the feeling but it really doesn't begin to explain the reasons...