Agreeing about limits, limits anxiety!

There are many reasons why a child may be anxious and I list several of them in my APP ANXIETY ISLAND, but there can also be another reason - parents who disagree on many things and also about how to parent.  Good cop/bad cop may work at the police station, but children find this a good way [...]

2018-02-03T10:42:28+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|

parents disagreeing

I have talked about how parents disagreeing can make children anxious.  Often parents don't know why they react to their partner in a certain way.  Maybe there was someone in your childhood who provoked a similar reaction?  Are you getting your partner mixed up with them or think that they are just like them?  Was [...]

2017-11-18T14:23:10+00:00 November 18th, 2017|

separation and divorce

Children become very anxious when their parents are going through separation or divorce and though some of the symptoms are addressed within my app, see main page, but as well as a lot of other information there are two books out there for younger children.  I can highly recommend 'THE DINOSAUR'S DIVORCE'  by Laurie Krasney Brown [...]

2017-11-16T19:06:30+00:00 November 16th, 2017|

Selective Mutism

Selective Mutism is a surprisingly hard behavior for parents to deal with and is particularly hard for the child, usually under 10, for whom it becomes part of who they are.   At school  the child  may have only one friend to whom they speak, or more often whispers.  The child maintains a silence in front of the rest of [...]

2017-11-12T16:13:47+00:00 November 12th, 2017|

Welcome to the new blog section

Welcome to the new blog section of my website. I recommend ''I'LL KNOW WHAT TO DO'' by BONNIE MARK and AVIVA LAYTON which is specifically aimed at dealing with natural disasters like floods and earthquakes.  But skills developed in learning coping strategies and practical issues could be transferable to any anxiety provoking situations.

2017-11-02T15:27:43+00:00 October 31st, 2017|