Anxiety and stress rates among children are rising. There are many contributing factors to this sad fact, including: Not enough free and recreation time for open play and movement, A cultural hyper-focus on achievement, Over-exposure to media, Modern diet, Lack of sleep, Genetics, Family dynamics and lack of quality time or stress from over-worked parents, Traumatic … Continue reading Three Ways to Help Your Child Cope with Stress and Anxiety
A common call that I receive as a therapist is from parents with children who are acting out either through tantrums, defiance, or paralyzed from worry and anxiety. Typically there will be a quality of immediacy to the call and often something becomes blatantly obvious in the equation of the struggle. Let's see if … Continue reading Are You in a Modern Day Busy Trap with your Children?
Picture of my self compassion monster, a wonderful creative helper. I started this blog on wordpress in 2012 and did four postings in all the time between then and now. I am terrified of public speaking and writing and sharing art is in that category for me. In fact, according to the National Institute of Mental … Continue reading Soothing Public Speaking Anxiety
Here we are at fall again, my favorite time of year with the crisp air and colorful leaves. It can also be a challenging time for parents as the school routine takes back over. Transitions are challenging for all of us. Our nervous systems naturally respond to change with a jolt of energy and activation. For … Continue reading Transitions with Kids