Renee Jain

Master Skills, Master Anxiety: Teaching Your Child Self-Efficacy

Contributed by community member, Karen Banes. The psychologist Albert Bandura believed the greatest gift we can give our children is self-efficacy. The quality that helps them feel like capable, competent, human beings. The feeling that…

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Handling Judgment When You Have a Child with Anxiety

Contributed by proud mother and writer, Kelly Harbaugh. Parents of children who suffer from anxiety have a lot of concerns on their plate.  Unfortunately, they often have to deal with an additional issue:  judgmental advice…

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Stop the Amygdala Hijack in its Tracks!

Sometimes when your child is extremely anxious or stressed out, they may experience moments of flipping out! When this happens, logical reasoning gets kicked out the door and a knee-jerk emotional responses to situations ensue. If…

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I Don’t Want You to Change! Helping My Child Through Separation Anxiety

Contributed by caring mother and author, Carol Smock. I remember a day brilliant with sun, light glinting off the front of the car as we drove along the highway. Three-year-old Michelle and her baby sister…

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Conquering Anxiety with Character Strengths

Contributed by proud mother and writer, Kelly Harbaugh. When you have a child who suffers from anxiety, there is a great focus on what they cannot do. Finding an area in which your child excels…

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Giving Your Child’s Anxiety a Name

Contributed by proud mother and writer, Kelly Harbaugh. “Is She Talking Yet?” I looked at the daycare director, puzzled by her question.  My daughter was almost two years old, and she talked a lot.  How…

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More Stuff Means More Anxiety: Raising Creators, not Consumers

An opinion piece contributed by community member Karen Banes.   If you spend much time around modern-day children you may have noticed the preoccupation many of them have with their possessions. It’s probably been around…

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Heal an Anxious Body before an Anxious Mind

An opinion piece contributed by a caring community member.  It’s tempting to try to use logic to calm our kids down when the worry monster takes over. You may try to reassure your child that…

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