Posts Tagged ‘anxious kids’
Are You Overly Worried About Child Abduction? Let’s Reason this out!
Parental Anxiety about Stranger Danger –ABDUCTION FEARS Abduction of children is statistically rare, yet parents often enough make it a high-level fear minimizing more obvious sources of trauma such as early loss, bullying, fears of COVID, mental illness in children and teens, parental and marital discord. So why is this not prevalent subject viewed as…Read More
Is Your Child or Teen Exhausted?
Internal and external stressors lead to exhausted kids. We need to look at the interaction of the mind, body, and society on children. The societal idea that there is something honorable and moralistic in achievement often leads to the burning out of a child. Somehow, this burn out mentality is applauded because of the rigor,…Read More
A great new phenomena has arisen where a small group, always the same people, often family members or a few very close friends, get tested frequently and can hang out together inside and out without masks. I call this the COVID BUBBLE. If you belong to a COVID BUBBLE you essentially lock down mostly otherwise,…Read More
How Do You Talk to Your Kids About the Pandemic?
How do parents help their kids with the stress of the pandemic? All kids at different ages seek security and certainty about their daily lives. Suddenly, this has changed for parents and their kids due to the pandemic. The big questions are how to listen and how to respond to your kids as an…Read More
Helping Kids Feel Safe By Using Parental Intelligence
Nothing is more basic to an infant, a child, and an adolescent than feeling and staying safe. This applies not only to physical safety but to emotional safety based on trust in attachment to at least one parent. Without this, all else of importance falls away. A sense of safety is at the core of…Read More
Parenting Kids with Overt and Covert Anxiety
Parenting kids with overt and covert anxiety using Parental Intelligence will ease their minds.Kids show their anxiety in overt and covert ways. For some it is obvious. They are nervous, panicky, fearful, obsessive, phobic, and socially awkward. But others show anxiety indirectly masked behind unusual irritability, frustration, annoyance, and even anger that seems out of…Read More
Back to School Anxiety
Most children are stressed by the advent of going back to school after summer pleasures. But stress is not the same as back to school anxiety which is identified by avoidance of school preparation, avoidance of talking about school and irritability about the topic. Children who are naturally anxious or have anxiety disorders are the…Read More
How Parents Help an Angry, Willful, Anxious Child
A Willful Child Needs to be a Skillful Child Willful children are a misnomer. They actually are belligerent because they can’t articulate their needs and express their anger and anxieties. Typically when parents face a child with a temper tantrum or oppositional behavior, they try to use rewards and punishments to teach the lessons they…Read More
Being Present When it Matters
Parents Need to Be Present When it Matters – That’s Quality Time Parents need to be present when it matters for their kids – crisis times such as down days, difficult exams, relationship breakdowns, changes in family dynamics and important transition times. How do you know what stresses them out? How do you make…Read More
Anxiety Reactions of Adults and Children in Today’s Political Climate
Anxiety Reactions of Adults and Children in Today’s Political Climate Need to Be Recognized I am a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist in Cold Spring Harbor, New York. After practicing for three decades with children, teens, and adults I have found today’s political climate is feeling threatening to many people I treat. While many children and adults…Read More