More than Shyness: Identifying Social Anxiety Disorder

Everyone feels anxious sometimes. It’s very normal. In fact, anxiety has a useful purpose in our lives; it keeps us safe. When we’re anxious, our bodies set off a reaction called the flight-or-flight response, and this causes changes in our bodies… faster heartbeat, trembling hands, shallow breathing, focused thinking. These changes help us act quickly when we need to, to protect ourselves -like staying away from a wild animal!

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More than Shyness: Identifying Social Anxiety Disorder 2018-09-17T13:27:03+00:00

Separation Anxiety: Managing Worries When Missing You Means Missing Out

Most of us feel best when our families are together. But as our children grow, we tend to spend more time apart for a variety of reasons. Some children adjust easily to this change. Others have more difficulty. It’s understandable to miss the people we love. But what if your child is so focused on missing you that he or she misses out on other things, too?

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Separation Anxiety: Managing Worries When Missing You Means Missing Out 2018-07-30T13:13:51+00:00

Facing Anxiety Through Story.

Once upon a time, there lived a princess named Jacqueline. The royal knights protected her from danger — even if there wasn’t any!

When Jacqueline climbs the beanstalk, she meets a giant who is just as afraid of the knights. In this modern retelling of a classic fairy tale, Jacqueline shows everyone that there’s nothing to be afraid of after all.

Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers with worry-busting strategies and calming tools.

Separation Anxiety Hero

Identifying Anxiety Disorders: Separation Anxiety

Generally speaking, it’s expected that a child, especially a young child, will get upset when leaving his or her parents, whether it’s for school, daycare, or a short time with a babysitter. In fact, as a parent, you may also feel a twinge of that same sadness and worry the first few times you have to leave your child in the care of someone else. So what factors elevate a child’s seemingly natural reaction to being separated from a parent to a more serious anxiety disorder?

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Identifying Anxiety Disorders: Separation Anxiety 2018-04-06T13:06:14+00:00
Illustrations of children riding a bicycle, meditating, and playing