» Kids Return to School
18/09/20 18:58 from Stress Free Kids » Articles about children and teens stress, anxiety and anger challenges. | Stress Free Kids
The familiar changing season is happening all around us, but this year there are many notable differences in our lives. Fall usually means a return to normalcy for parents and students as summer vacation ends and school begins. Months ag...

» Many Seniors with Depression Faring Well During Pandemic
02/09/20 07:24 from Psych Central News
A new study finds that one very vulnerable population group appears to be holding its own during the COVID-19 pandemic. An assessment of seniors with a pre-existing major depressive disorder...

» Depressed, Anxious Young Men May Be at Greater Risk for Mid-Life Heart Attack
31/08/20 21:41 from Psych Central News
Depression or anxiety in young adult males, ages 18 or 19, is linked to a 20 percent greater risk of having a heart attack in middle age, according to a...

» Feeling Panicked Without Phone Tied to Worse OCD, Poor Sleep Quality
31/08/20 15:00 from Psych Central News
A new study finds a link between feelings of panic when a person is away from their smartphone and increased anxiety and obsessive-compulsive behavior. A related study found that these...

» New Brain Scan Study Could Help Find Best Therapy for OCD
30/08/20 16:30 from Psych Central News
New research has found key differences in the brains of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder who respond to one form of therapy over another. The findings could improve the odds that...

» Mental Health Family Stress
02/04/20 05:00 from Stress Free Kids » Articles about children and teens stress, anxiety and anger challenges. | Stress Free Kids
When we first become parents, the hopes and dreams we have for our children are boundless. These tiny little humans who we have sworn to nurture, protect and love without condition have a lifetime of opportunities awaiting them. But life...

» Families Come Together During COVID-19
17/03/20 21:42 from Stress Free Kids » Articles about children and teens stress, anxiety and anger challenges. | Stress Free Kids
As the world starts to grapple with the effects of the Coronavirus, everyday life has taken a dramatic shift. As parents, we are trying to understand what is going on and how long this will affect our lives. Schools are closed, people ar...

» St. Patrick’s Day with Family
10/03/20 04:44 from Stress Free Kids » Articles about children and teens stress, anxiety and anger challenges. | Stress Free Kids
Every year, for one day in March, people of any background get to celebrate the “Luck of the Irish!” St. Patrick’s Day is a great holiday for exploring new traditions and bringing extra joy to the ones you love. Here are some fun activit...

» Valentine’s Day Hearts and Cupid’s Arrow
10/02/20 08:26 from Stress Free Kids » Articles about children and teens stress, anxiety and anger challenges. | Stress Free Kids
In a conversation with two elementary-aged children, I asked them to share their thoughts with me about Valentine’s Day. Even though I know these young girls to be kind, conscientious, and incredibly respectful, I was surprised by some o...

» Handling Holidays When Your Child Has Special Needs
11/12/19 20:51 from Stress Free Kids » Articles about children and teens stress, anxiety and anger challenges. | Stress Free Kids
Holiday crowds, lights, noise, strangers, hugging, change in routine, and chaos. When your child has special needs, holidays could be a recipe for stress and sensory overload. As parents, we need to be flexible with our definition of wha...

» 5 Tips for Creating a Memorable Family Thanksgiving
18/11/19 07:00 from Stress Free Kids » Articles about children and teens stress, anxiety and anger challenges. | Stress Free Kids
Thanksgiving is a special holiday that has brought families together since Abraham Lincoln made it a national holiday to be celebrated every year on the last Thursday of November. While the times have changed, the message of a family Tha...

» Cooking with Your Children
11/11/19 18:01 from Stress Free Kids » Articles about children and teens stress, anxiety and anger challenges. | Stress Free Kids
In this modern age of social media, video games, TV programs, and movies dominating every waking moment of your kid’s life, it can seem tricky to spend some alone time together without having a screen between you. Cooking with your...

» A Mindful Halloween
28/10/19 06:09 from Stress Free Kids » Articles about children and teens stress, anxiety and anger challenges. | Stress Free Kids
A mindful Halloween means maximizing fun and reducing stress for kids, adults, and teachers. Personalize your Halloween experience by taking a moment to consider your child’s needs. You know your child best; if they do not do well ...

» My Child Hates School
22/10/19 17:18 from Stress Free Kids » Articles about children and teens stress, anxiety and anger challenges. | Stress Free Kids
Is going to school in the morning accompanied by tantrums and sulking from your kids? Many of us have been there, and if you are like me, it’s tough to know what to do. Realizing that my child hates school wasn’t a shocking revelat...

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