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We Need To Stop Blaming Moms For Their Child’s Anxiety
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We Need To Stop Blaming Moms For Their Child’s Anxiety

Blaming moms for their children’s anxiety helps no one. This is our story. Just over four years ago, the psychiatrist said out loud what I knew he had been thinking for months. “You are too wrapped up in his anxiety and psychosomatic symptoms. You are making it worse. I suspect you are just feeding off…

Online Homeschool Math Perfect For Children With Math Anxiety
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Online Homeschool Math Perfect For Children With Math Anxiety

If your child struggles with math anxiety, this online homeschool math program has everything you need to help ease the stress and increase learning! I have been homeschooling now for 13 years. It’s been exactly the right choice for my family. The freedom to learn at a pace that works best and explore the topics…

Sensory Issues and Anxiety: How Do I Help My Child?
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Sensory Issues and Anxiety: How Do I Help My Child?

Sensory issues and anxiety are so closely linked, it can be difficult to figure out what is actually going on and more importantly, how we can help our children. A portion of my child’s neuro-psych evaluation includes the following: “This is a child extremely uncomfortable in his own skin. Whether it is driven by his…

My Child’s Anxiety Is Real. Please Stop Questioning It.

My Child’s Anxiety Is Real. Please Stop Questioning It.

It happened again to my son last month. We were at an appointment with a pediatric specialist, following up on his severe gastrointestinal issues. When the specialist saw his anxiety disorder diagnosis, she was quick to blame the anxiety for his abdominal issues. She’s not wrong. They are certainly connected, although we are struggling to…

Anxiety Complicates My Child’s Learning Everyday
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Anxiety Complicates My Child’s Learning Everyday

When I was in the sixth grade, I ran for student council president. One of the requirements was getting up on stage, in front of the entire school, and giving a speech about why you should be elected. I bombed. For reals. I couldn’t remember the lines I had prepared. I stuttered and started sweating….

Why Art Is So Helpful For Children With Anxiety
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Why Art Is So Helpful For Children With Anxiety

Why art is so helpful for children with anxiety and creating art therapy at home. Several years ago, my youngest son began experiencing significant anxiety. Sleep issues, separation anxiety and even panic attacks became part of our every day. We saw a therapist. We saw a psychiatrist. Both encouraged me that they would be able…

Autism and Anxiety: Making The Decision To Medicate
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Autism and Anxiety: Making The Decision To Medicate

Autism and anxiety often overlap in our children. This is our experience.  “It’s probably time to think about a prescription for something to help ease his anxiety,” the doctor said carefully. She looked me straight in the eyes and said, “If he is being buried in overwhelming anxiety attacks, he won’t be able to learn…

Anxiety and Children

If you could wave a magic wand and make one aspect of your life, or your child’s life easier, what would you change? I asked this question in the Not The Former Things Facebook Group last week and received more than 40 comments, from other moms just like me. As I scrolled through, mom by…

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