teens and anxiety

Teens and Anxiety

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Everyone experiences anxiety to some degree, and a certain level of anxiety is normal, even helpful. Anxiety works as our body’s warning signal in response to dangerous, stressful or unfamiliar situations. Problematic anxiety happens because your brain thinks there might be danger, even when there is no danger present. For people suffering from this kind of anxiety, the constant worry and tension can leave them feeling exhausted, overwhelmed and feeling like they have no control over their emotions. One of our clients described her anxiety as, “I start thinking about things, and then I freak out because I can’t do…

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Back to School

Back to School: A Survival Guide

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Back to school, just breathe! Yep, it’s August. As the lazy days of summer come to an end, parents and school age children across America are beginning to feel the stress of getting back into the school routine. Early wake-up calls, sports physicals, new clothes, new schedules, packing lunches, signing up for events and (avoiding) the dreaded homeroom parent list, or the worry of paying tuition and getting your child off to college can make any parent feel overwhelmed. It’s no easier on kids who worry about making friends, pressure to be a good student, or possibly leaving home for…

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Sarah Stukas

The price of sleep

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$70.38.  That's what it has cost me over the past 30 days.  My daughter recently turned three-years-old and has never been a "good sleeper." Oh, we've had a month here and there where everyone gets a solid night of sleep.  A solid night of sleep that makes me throw open the curtains in the morning because surely there must be a double rainbow in the sky and birds singing in harmony--that's how great I feel.  So, yes, I'll gladly pay $70.38 to recreate that feeling night after night. We've tried nightlights, no nightlights, special pajamas, music, white noise, charts, but...
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