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What Not to Do if You’re Anxious

People ask me all the time – how do I decrease anxiety? What can I do to be more calm? Peaceful? How can I help my kids? There are very good answers to these questions (and I share them in previous posts) but I can tell you the worst possible thing you can do. And […]

My New Book – Coming Out in August!

Hi Everyone! I have a new book coming out in August – just in time for kids to go back to school. It’s a children’s book titled, “Worry Says What?” and tells of a girl who is debilitated by anxiety. Every time she takes a Math test, Worry yells “It’s too hard!” and when she […]

Three Tools to Reduce Back to School Anxiety

In my new book, Why Smart Kids Worry, I share 15 tools that parents can use with anxious kids. Many of the tools can be used in any situation but I am targeting three in this article that work well for back to school anxiety: 1. Square Breathing – Teaching your child this breathing method […]

Why Many Kids Don't Like School

The beginning of school brings up lots of emotions for kids. Some of them are positive, such as excitement to see friends, meet their new teacher and get back into a structured routine. Some of them are negative, such as frustration with having to do homework, getting to bed early and sitting in a desk […]

Three Tools to Reduce Back to School Anxiety

In my new book, Why Smart Kids Worry, I share 15 tools that parents can use with anxious kids.  Many of the tools can be used in any situation but I am targeting three in this article that work well for back to school anxiety: 1. Square Breathing – Teaching your child this breathing method is useful in […]

First Day of School Anxiety

Change is hard for anxious kids.  Whether it’s a change in schedule, a change in schools or a change in friend groups, anxious kids would rather things stay the same than for them to change. The start of school creates an abundance of change for anxious kids.  After a summer of unstructured time and freedom, […]