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How I Overcame My Childhood Anxiety

A true story from a caring community member… I don’t recall exactly when my anxiety began, but by high school what I now know to be generalized anxiety disorder was clearly rearing its ugly little…

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Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children

Podcast: Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) affects millions of children each year. Fortunately, there are natural, research-based techniques children can use to manage and overcome OCD. Listen to GoZen.com’s expert interview…

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Helping my Anxious Child Cope with 2 Natural Techniques

Contributed by loving mother, Jennifer W. It breaks my heart every time my daughter has one of her “fits.” She can be a happy, sparkling seven-year old one minute, then practically hyperventilating the next, screaming…

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Separation Anxiety, Over and Out

From a caring community member. When my daughter Katrina was 8 years old, she seemed to be having a good year in school. I had divorced Katrina’s father three years earlier, and although he had…

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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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