Seriously Bugged by Bugs: Working with Your Child to Overcome Fears – Parents Article

In this episode: A parent writes that her 3-year-old has developed a phobic response to bugs and is withdrawing from activities she’s always loved because of the fear. This mom and her husband have tried several strategies to help their daughter including acknowledging her fear, but to no avail. They’re out of ideas and assume they’re doing something wrong. “I want to show her we love and respect her emotions but also help her work through it.” Transcript of “Seriously…

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My Secret to Conquering Social Anxiety: Being Social – Single Dad, Parents Article

(Image/HBO) Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from my friend and colleague, Jenee Day. Jenee is a long-time anxiety sufferer who now shares her experiences in an effort to help others via her podcast, YouTube channel, and through her coaching and writing. Jenee is the author of “Fear Itself: How Battling Anxiety Brought Me Inner Peace.” The Fear Itself podcast is also available on most podcast platforms. … Nope. No way. Definitely not. There was no way I was…

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9 Strategies to Avoid Passing Your Fears to Your Kids – Parents Article

Source: Annie Spratt/Unsplash Parents who have specific fears or who are generally predisposed to anxiety often worry about passing their issues onto their children. I, for instance, become anxious at the mere thought of any type of needle, like the flu shot or a blood test. My anxiety over shots is almost as old as I am, and I was deeply concerned about my children picking up my fear. My colleague, Dr. Alice Boyes, author of The Anxiety Toolkit, and I talked about…

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9 Strategies to Avoid Passing Your Fears to Your Kids – Parents Article

Source: Annie Spratt/Unsplash Parents who have specific fears or who are generally predisposed to anxiety often worry about passing their issues onto their children. I, for instance, become anxious at the mere thought of any type of needle, like the flu shot or a blood test. My anxiety over shots is almost as old as I am, and I was deeply concerned about my children picking up my fear. My colleague, Dr. Alice Boyes, author of The Anxiety Toolkit, and I talked about…

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