Anxiety and Stress Article Archive

  • 10 Ways To Help Your Child Successfully Return to SchoolWhether parents like it or not, we are our children’s barometers. How they react to potentially stressful situations like the first day back at school depends on how we act. Teach your child that you believe in her and know she can tackle any challenges that come up during this new school year.
  • Helping Kids Cope With the Death of a PetThe death of a beloved family pet can elicit varied reactions in children depending on their age and what else may be going on in their lives. Allowing children to discuss their feelings of grief and talk about the pet is something parents should encourage.
  • Less Homework StressTake the whine out of homework time with these expert tips.
  • 9 Ways To Help Your Child Manage PE AnxietyPhysical education classes at school can strike fear and anxiety in the hearts of many children. If yours is one, these tips will help your child address her anxieties and learn to manage anxious situations.
  • When Your Child Cheats, Take a Parental Time OutLearning that your child cheated may make you see red. However, calming down and slowly finding out why your child felt the need to cheat yields a better outcome, our experts say.
  • Divorce: How To Help Your Child at Home and at SchoolDivorce can wreak havoc on a child’s world and affect her life at school. How much information should a parent give a child’s teacher and other adults in the child’s life, and how should the child tell her friends? Our experts provide tips and guidance for parents to help their children navigate this difficult life experience.
  • Ease Back-to-School StressIf back-to-school time has your child wound up, you can help him adjust. Slowly switching to an earlier bedtime and displaying a calm, positive attitude will help.
  • Help Your Child Reduce Test StressIt’s normal for kids to worry about tests, but worrying too much can be bad for kids and their grades. Here’s how to tell if your child has text anxiety and what you can do about it.
  • Managing Stress in Middle SchoolMiddle school kids often worry about interactions with peers and their school performance.
  • Help Kids Learn To Manage StressBeing a kid can be stressful. Parents can help by teaching them how to cope with anxiety.

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