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    School and Learning
    5 Positive Phrases To Say To Your Anxious Child About School
    Do you have a little one who is anxious about going back to school? First day jitters are common and completely normal. Every parent wants to smooth things over and comfort their children, but choose your words wisely.  More: 8 Calming Phrases ...
    Elisa Cinelli
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    Teens
    Easing Anxiety and Worry in Teens Before Starting College
    Now that the school year is winding down, for parents of teens graduating high school, a new set of struggles begins: the countdown to the start of college. By mid August, kids will be starting this next chapter in their lives. And there is a lot...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
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    Fear of the Dark
    15 Books to Help Kids Overcome Their Fears
      Childhood can bring a lot of phobias and anxiety — fear of the dark, or thunder, or monsters, or going to the doctor, or the potty, or school, or the dentist... Eek! So here's a list of great children's books to help kids cure their inner w...
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    Pregnancy
    Coping With Anxiety During Pregnancy
    Yay, you are pregnant! Folding onesies, picking out the paint color for the nursery, and rubbing away on your swollen belly, blissfully dreaming of kissing your soon to be baby. What a joyous time… or is it? While some women may see a decrease ...
    Brittany McCabe
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    Family Life
    I Struggle With Anxiety, but I Don't Let It Affect My Kids
    Thanks to a bad accident Danielle experienced when she was younger, anxious thoughts trickle into her mind whenever she gets behind the wheel. What if a driver rolls through a red light? What if a car crashes into us, harming the kids? What are ...
    Julia Ries
  • Kids
    Anxiety
    Kids Facing Their Fears
    Kids Facing Their Fears Fear is very persuasive. It can make even the most unlikely scenarios seem like certainties. When frightened, most children do not even consider the other ways in which a given situation could work out because they remain...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Toilet Training
    Fear of the Toilet
    Expert advice for a mother whose son fears "falling into" the toilet. ...
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    Anxiety
    Dealing With School Anxiety
    Dealing with School Anxiety For dealing with anxieties about school performance, many of the techniques for dealing with anxious thoughts are relevant. However, parents might find the following suggestions helpful: More: 5 Phrases to Say to Y...
  • Teens
    Teen Stress
    The Hallmarks of a Stressed Child
    The Hallmarks of a Stressed Child "I swear he's possessed," complained the mother of six-year-old Harry. "He has been in a foul mood for most of the week, and yesterday I found him in his sister's room cheerfully disemboweling her toy cat with a...
  • Kids
    Death and Dying
    Preoccupation with Death and Illness
    While a child's fear may be focused on one topic, it usually reflects a more general anxiety condition related to a bigger problem. ...
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    Fear of the Dark
    15 Books to Help Kids Overcome Their Fears
    */ Childhood can bring a lot of phobias and anxiety — fear of the dark, or thunder, or monsters, or going to the doctor, or the potty, or school, or the dentist... Eek! So here's a list of great children's books to help kids cure their inner w...
    Erin Dower
  • School and Learning
    Test-Taking Abilities
    Test-Taking Anxiety
    Learn a number of steps that might make test-taking easier for an anxious child. ...
  • Kids
    Anxiety
    Ninth-Grader with Test Anxiety
    Simple relaxation exercises may be the cure for a student who suffers from test-taking jitters. ...
  • School and Learning
    Grades
    Worried About Grades
    Learn how to take the focus away from grades. ...
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    Anxiety Disorders
    How to Prepare Your Anxious Child for the Last Day of School
    How to Prepare Your Anxious Child for the Last Day of School Childhood anxiety has become more pronounced and prevalent in our children. In fact, according to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, one in eight children has an anxiety dis...
    Rebecca Henry, M.A., LMHC
  • Kids
    Anxiety
    Helping an Anxious Child
    Find out how to help a child who gets nervous about school to the point of nausea. ...
  • Kids
    Anxiety
    Pre-Test Stress
    Ease your child's stress before exams and big assignments. ...
  • Kids
    Anxiety Disorders
    Anxiety Attacks
    A sudden onset of anxiety attacks usually has a specific cause that can be addressed. ...