In managing separation anxiety, daycare providers and preschool teachers must assist not only the children in their care, but their parents as well.
The most important thing that any caregiver can utilize to help alleviate separation anxiety is an open and honest relationship with parents. “This creates a sense of trust and will reduce the anxiety the parent has when leaving a child who is clearly upset. It will also demonstrate to the child that you, as a caregiver, are someone their parent trusts and this is a safe place to be,” says Jennifer Brackett, intervention specialist for Little Sprouts.… Read More
Unfortunately, millions of people are using prescribed drugs for anxiety relief, especially in the United States. With the advent of fast food, the remote control, and the Internet, Americans want a “quick fix” to their problems. As a result, we choose to take prescription drugs (and often times illegal drugs) to alleviate the stress and anxiety in our lives.
Those who suffer from Severe Anxiety and Acute Panic Disorder can get through their problems without the use of chemicals. Instead of putting a band-aid on the problem, we need to take active measure to fully expose and heal the issue. … Read More
The countdown to the beginning of school often brings on a case of the worries for children as well as parents. Often the lead-up to the first day is stressful, emotional, and for some, heart-breaking. Parents and children can take steps to make the first day of school a less-worrisome anticipated event.
Find Friends Before School Starts
If the child is attending a new school, make an effort to visit places in the community where your child can meet other children who go to his school. Local playgrounds and libraries are excellent locations to meet children in the community and … Read More
Anxiety symptoms are many and varied. These symptoms can also be shared with other psychological disorders such as depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Not all symptoms of anxiety will manifest themselves in all individuals who have the disorder. However, the list of symptoms can give you a general idea of whether you may or may not be suffering from anxiety.
What follows is a partial list of anxiety symptoms. These include heart palpitations, shaking, and shortness of breath, even when at rest. Fear and avoidance of social situations is another symptom. Also, fear of losing control and even of going crazy … Read More