When Your Child Experiences Anxiety

When Your Child Experiences Anxiety

Be sure to find a mental health provider who has significant experience with anxious youth, who has training in evidence-based therapies in anxiety for children and adolescents, and who you and your child feel comfortable talking with during your first session.

The Fear of Regret and Its Consequences

The Fear of Regret and Its Consequences

People who suffer from high degrees of neuroticism, for example, are more likely to feel regret than others. This means that the tendency to feel regret is linked with the experience of anger, fear, and loneliness.

This Theory Holds the Secret to Healing America's Division

This Theory Holds the Secret to Healing America's Division

And a study published in 2017 by the co-founder of Terror Management Theory found that priming death-related thoughts directly increased support for Donald Trump. This was investigated with another Terror Management Theory study , which confirmed the relationship between existential fear and increased support for Bush.

All Work and No Play: Why Your Kids Are More Anxious, Depressed

As children direct their own free play and solve the problems that come up, they must exert control over themselves and must, at times, accept restrictions on their own behavior and follow the rules if they want to be accepted and successful in the game.

Being Mindful versus Being Careful

Being Mindful versus Being Careful

Once we become more conscious of the language we use and the way we speak, we can change our ineffective patterns and habits for the better.

Wonderful baby news for Ian Thorpe

Wonderful baby news for Ian Thorpe

Aussie gold medallist Ian Thorpe, 36, and his partner of three years Ryan Channing, 28, have confirmed that they’re taking the first steps towards welcoming a baby into their lives.

3 Types of Family Secrets and How They Drive Families Apart

3 Types of Family Secrets and How They Drive Families Apart

Benign family secrets that can increase closeness include things like children sharing a “secret” language from their parents or family units sharing inside jokes and traditions. Notice that in general, individual secrets tend to center on a family member hiding a rule violation.

9 Strategies to Avoid Passing Your Fears to Your Kids

9 Strategies to Avoid Passing Your Fears to Your Kids

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. For example: Help your child adopt a problem-solving approach when she encounters anxiety-provoking situations.

Tori Roloff Has ‘Miserable’ Morning at Disneyland

Tori Roloff Has ‘Miserable’ Morning at Disneyland

Nothing ever goes according to plan when toddlers are involved, but Tori Roloff couldn’t felt but feel a little disappointed when a trip to Disneyland “went south.” The Little People, Big World star, who shares 20-month-old son Jackson with her husband, Zach Roloff , opened up about the experience in an .

Fearing the Truth

Fearing the Truth

Preventing avoidable failure thus starts with encouraging people throughout a company to push back, share data, and actively report on what is really happening in the lab or in the market so as to create a continuous loop of learning and agile execution.

When Nightmares Disturb More Than Sleep

When Nightmares Disturb More Than Sleep

The Garden of Earthly Delights Source: Hieronymus Bosch [Public domain] Several years ago, while visiting Madrid, I had the opportunity to visit the Prado Museum , one of the finest art museums in the world.

Fear of Pain Triggers Crippling Anxiety for Some but Not All

Fear of Pain Triggers Crippling Anxiety for Some but Not All

The researchers were able to identify distinctive neural patterns in fear-processing brain regions that corresponded with how patients had self-assessed their pain-related fear in various questionnaires.

Helping Your Anxious Child Thrive

This may seem counterintuitive, as when exposed to an anxiety-provoking situation, anxiety initially increases, however if we continue the exposure, anxiety decreases overtime (Foa & Kozak, 1986) and we learn to tolerate the distress (Craske et al., 2008).

What to Do When Mistakes Upset Your Kids

What to Do When Mistakes Upset Your Kids

Help your children recognize they’ll build the confidence, problem solving perseverance, and creativity by understanding that mistakes can be brain boosters. As your children build mistake tolerance and tenacity through setbacks, they will recognize mistakes as opportunities that increase understanding or skills rather than indications of failure.

Meet Yellies! The hot holiday toy that is likely a parent's worst nightmare

Meet Yellies! The hot holiday toy that is likely a parent's worst nightmare

Yellies!, which are recommended for ages 5 and up, are cute, fuzzy pet spiders that respond to your voice. It sounds like a cute, cool toy, except there is a catch: The louder kids yell, the faster their spider will move.

How Vivid Imagination Can Help Unlearn Fear

How Vivid Imagination Can Help Unlearn Fear

For this study, lead author Marianne Cumella Reddan and colleagues used fMRI brain imaging to investigate how, after a threat response was conditioned under real-world circumstances, imagined exposure to the threatening stimulus could influence the neural and physiological response to the stimulus.

Family rig their Christmas lights to flash to the Baby Shark song

Family rig their Christmas lights to flash to the Baby Shark song

As if the recent announcement of baby shark plushes being sold wasn't quite enough torture for you, a family in Texas has taken things to the next level, creating an epic light display that flashes to the tune of Baby Shark.

Practical Mindfulness Tips To Shift Your Mood

Practical Mindfulness Tips To Shift Your Mood

Three deep conscious breaths will switch off your stress response, and give you the power to choose how to react to whatever's in front of you, instead of getting hijacked by the fear. Notice that the upsetting thoughts causing your unhappy feelings may not even be true.

Technovoidance: Managing Difficult Feelings with Devices

Technovoidance: Managing Difficult Feelings with Devices

However, given the ubiquity of devices, I am saying that children are becoming increasingly reliant on smart phones and tablets to manage difficult emotions and feelings.

Rainbow babies: 4 heightened emotions parents will understand

Rainbow babies: 4 heightened emotions parents will understand

When giving birth to my little rainbow, I was so anxious something would happen and that my hope and excitement would be ripped away that my birth was clouded with fear. After losing my baby, I felt so exposed and vulnerable.

Stranger Danger and Preschool Children

As a friend of your children’s mental health, I worry about how the skewed message that all strangers are to be feared pressures parents, who are already devoted to their children’s safety, into feeling they must prepare their young children, even their preschoolers, to manage in a world where stranger danger headlines books, public service announcements and videos as though it were an inevitable fact of daily life.

Revolutionary to Retro: Reading, then Meeting, Erica Jong

Revolutionary to Retro: Reading, then Meeting, Erica Jong

The reason I expected to be offended was that Fear of Flying is a classic of 1960s-70s second-wave feminism, whose goal was to eliminate the tension between marriage and a career by making it not only easier, but effectively mandatory, for women to do both.

Is There a Science to Psychotherapy?

Is There a Science to Psychotherapy?

Because the automatic, irrational fears and avoidance behaviors manifested by patients with anxiety disorders and depression resemble the behavior of rodents in Pavlovian fear conditioning experiments, scientists have wondered if CBT works, at least in part, by strengthening the prefrontal cortex to amygdala pathway, thereby reducing amygdala activity.

Understanding Bias and Prejudice—And Violence

Understanding Bias and Prejudice—And Violence

Infant research shows that humans are programmed to: generalize and predict, based on experience (by the way, this is what transference is all about in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis); look for cause and effect patterns; internalize the worldview of those around them; be attracted to novelty; feel fear and distress if stimuli occur too fast or are too much, respectively.

'I have tokophobia and it almost stopped me getting pregnant'

'I have tokophobia and it almost stopped me getting pregnant'

Sarah Maimone always knew she wanted a baby but her tokophobia - the pathological fear of pregnancy and childbirth - meant she almost missed out. Sarah said her previous history of anxiety may have contributed to her fears – as did the horror stories she heard from friends and the media about giving birth.

Unresolved Ultimatums

Unresolved Ultimatums

The scene usually goes like this: “You’d better do that right now or else!” or “If you don’t stop that right now, you’re going to be sorry… I mean it!” And once the ultimatum is out in the open and all resources are exhausted, the parents feel they have to follow through in order to regain control, which ends up in spanking, screaming, or physicality of some sort.