Anxiety

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...

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...

A Day at Monster Jam: Tips for Preparing “those” Summer Events

Summer is a time many families are looking for those fun, high interest activities to do with their kids. As a counselor, one of the biggest fears I often hear from parents is, “We...
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...
wild ride to the heart

Wild Ride to the Heart: Learn to Control Anxiety While Having Fun

"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...

Managing Mom’s Emotional Health

These are the words that actually came out of my son’s mouth: “Well, I’m just saying that to me it doesn’t seem like everything you do is that hard. I’m the one that’s stuck...
Sensory Hair Cuts

Getting to the “Root” of Haircut Challenges – 5 Tips to Turning a Roller...

Taking a typical child to the hair dresser can be a challenging experience, but adding more "isms" to this experience can change this from a simple errand to a frightening roller coaster ride of...

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...

Discover Calm: Build a Self-Regulation Tool Box

In my article, What in the World is Self-Regulation? Self-Regulation and Me!, I talked about self-regulation. This month I would like to provide more strategies for self-regulation, because I feel that it is a...
worry witch

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,...