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Posts Tagged ‘anxiety’

How To Soothe Back-To-School Jitters

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Where has the summer gone?  Do you feel like I do and think, I blinked and POW it’s back to school!  There’s a lot of excitement for the new school year but some are feeling a bit nervous and anxious. (more…)

Separation Anxiety

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

I received an email via our iPhone App from a mother who was concerned because her toddler son was crying when they left him at day care.  They were “alarmed” as he had not previously cried when they dropped him off and wondered if this was “normal” or a sign of a problem. (more…)

Anxiety Can Happen At Any Age

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

It has been a busy few days in my office lately.  I have been answering voice mails, emails, “tweets” and it is interesting to me that most of my messages are related to children with anxiety. (more…)

Study: Children’s Fears Are Learned

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Children are not born with a dread of snakes or spiders but learn these fears very quickly, a new study suggests. (more…)

How To Break The Thumb Sucking Habit

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

I received an email via our iPhone App (do you have it?) from a mom who is trying to break her son’s thumb sucking habit.  She writes “I’ve been trying to get him to stop for weeks and I’m failing, HELP!” (more…)

Daytime Nap Benefits Beyond Rest

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Any parent can testify that a child’s naptime is also beneficial for the caregiver. Now a new small study shows that for children aged four and five, taking a nap during the daytime may help reduce hyperactivity, anxiety and depression. (more…)

Anxiety Can Happen At Any Age

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

This was a hectic week in my pediatric office. I was busy answering voice mails, emails, “tweets” and it is interesting to me that most of my messages are related to children with anxiety. (more…)

Are Your Raising A Worrier?

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Are You Raising a Worrier?

Guest: Dr. Kristy Hagar, author of Seven Steps to Help Your Child Worry Less

 

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Teen Marijuana Use Could Have Lasting Effects on Mood, Anxiety

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Marijuana use among teens could trigger neurological changes in the developing brain that lead to increased anxiety and stress levels that could persist into adulthood, new animal research suggests.   (more…)

Parental Anxiety Continues Over Swine Flu

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

As the H1N1 virus (swine flu) continues to cause flu throughout the country, with 26 states reporting widespread illness, parental anxiety continues to be prevalent in our office. (more…)