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Archive for the Anxiety Category

Mass Shootings: Ten tips to console your child or teen through times of terror

Mass Shootings: Ten tips to console your child or teen through times of terror The mass shooting in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017 is unbelievable. In today’s world it is nearly impossible to shut off a child’s fear-engendering exposure to media coverage of such tragic events. […]

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Build Self-esteem and Confidence

Building Confidence: Pay Attention to the Positives   Make a list of everything positive you have done in your life. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Now take a look at what you have done. Does this help you feel more confident? What else would build your confidence? Would you need any […]

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Have enough strategies for kids who struggle? ADHD, Autism, Anger, Anxiety, Giftedness

Silly question, right? How can you ever have enough to stop the madness when it comes to the ways adults often interact with children who have differences? We can make it better. We can train adults in more loving and effective methods, and we can teach children […]

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Caregiver Stress Inventory

Caregiver Stress Inventory Rate from 1-5 where 1= not true and 5= extremely true ___ I don’t sleep well enough. ___ I drink too much. ___ I need drugs to get through this. ___ I don’t exercise enough. ___ I don’t have time or energy for friendships. […]

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Teach emotional control and the power of thought

How are you teaching emotional control and the power of thought? https://vimeo.com/131704250 It can be tricky to teach children emotional control. Trickier still to teach them how their thoughts can create fear, sadness, or anger. How do you help them understand that they don’t have to believe […]

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Anxious Kids Calming Jar Meditation Tool

Here’s a fun activity creating a way to distract and focus a mind stirred up with anxiety, chaotic thoughts and feelings, hopefully before things get out of hand. Calming jar video These are really fun to make. For a few more ideas about quick and easy ways […]

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How do you get anxious kids to use coping strategies?

How do you get anxious kids to use coping strategies? https://vimeo.com/143913388 Here’s what I see in my practice. Avoidance of the triggers. Which is fine, except if the trigger is school, homework, or social settings. Avoidance is problematic because it is reinforcing- it works. It can be […]

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Have enough strategies for kids who struggle? ADHD, Autism, Anger, Anxiety, Giftedness

  Silly question, right? How can you ever have enough to stop the madness when it comes to the ways adults often interact with children who have differences? We can make it better. We can train adults in more loving and effective methods, and we can teach […]

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Cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt) How to control thoughts and behavior

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Thinking Errors Practice Cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt) How to control thoughts and behavior Your thoughts are so powerful they create your reality. Where do your feelings come from? What happens, or how you think about what happens? For example, it could start raining, and I could […]

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Why are smart, capable kids giving up on school work?

Creating a Sense of Purpose Why are smart, capable kids giving up on school work? While there is no one universally true answer to this question, I have some ideas. One is the digital media and games that are intentionally created to be addictive by stimulating the […]

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