Tag Archives: child anxiety relief

11 Superpowers of Highly Sensitive Children

So you’re a highly sensitive child—you’re affected by loud noises, you don’t love crowded places, you’re more likely to notice different scents, and you might even have very particular eating tendencies. You process information and your environment, including sound, sight, smell, touch, and taste more deeply than others. While it’s true that your nervous system […]

4 Steps to Help Your Child Defeat Procrastination (Illustrated)

4 min read “I’ll clean my room tomorrow!” “It’s not due until next week!” “I’ll do my chores later!” They insist. They persuade. They don’t act. Watching your kids go through the self-destructive process of procrastination can be extremely painful. Your options are to either do nothing, watching the whole, all-to-familiar scenario unfold, help out, […]

Thoughtbuster: Locate Your Negative Thought and Yank it Out!

Have you ever wondered where your emotions live inside your body? Sounds a little strange, huh? This is what a group of researchers out of Finland recently asked 700 volunteers. Specifically, they were asked to indicate on a human silhouette where they felt various emotions within their body. The results were remarkably consistent across cultures and can be seen […]

5 Things Never to Say to an Anxious Child

I wanted to sleep with a bat under my pillow. It was plastic; nonetheless, it was a weapon. I was five years old, and I firmly believed that each night when I went to sleep, a robber would break into the house. I needed something to defend myself (and maybe my family), and my brother’s […]