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How to support a person with anxiety

It’s often difficult for people to know what to say to a person suffering with social anxiety disorder.  This Huffington Post article gives some high level suggestions on the way to handle  a conversation with someone who has anxiety:   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/16/what-to-say-anxiety_n_5978918.html?&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000033

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Mindfulness and Children

Incorporating mindfulness into our lives can be a very helpful way to reduce stress and anxiety and pull us back to the present moment.  It is becoming much more common for the concept of mindfulness to be introduced to children too because of all the benefits it can bring to them.  This article on the […]

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Help! My Child Has Anxiety

Parenting is a joy and a challenge.  When we have a  child with anxiety, this adds a level of complexity that makes the parenting experience even more challenging.  Interested in finding out what types of parenting styles can help or hinder anxious children?  Looking for some action steps that you can take home with you […]

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Parenting Children with Anxiety (video)

Looking for advice on helping children with anxiety?  Check out this video from The Morning Blend where the issue of anxiety in children is discussed with Dr. Riemann of Rogers Memorial Hospital and me as a contributor. | | In case you missed my last appearance on The Morning Blend news program, you can view […]

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Guest Blog: Parenting a Child with Selective Mutism

Welcome to my guest blogger this week:  a parent of a child who had Selective Mutism (an extreme form of social anxiety disorder).  Please note that her name is not included to protect the privacy of her child. *** I remember when my son was 2 and he would sing and dance in our family […]

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Guest Blog: Parenting a Socially Anxious Child

Welcome to my guest blogger this week:  a parent of a socially anxious child.  Please note that her name is not included to protect the privacy of her child. *** I am excited to be Lisa’s guest writer on her blog this week.   I’m not a blogger, I’m more of a reader.  I was not […]

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