Anxiety

The Truth Behind Moods And Foods 4 Kids (Q & A)

The Truth Behind Moods And Foods 4 Kids (Q & A)

What is the purpose of your blog? I am hoping to create a change in the conversation surrounding mental health especially for the sake of children.  I grew tired of the public discourse: anti-depressants or not? I didn’t see anyone writing about nutrition.  I didn’t see anyone […]

Why I Want My Kids To Fail

Why I Want My Kids To Fail

  Despite the best of intentions, modern parents are ushering their children by the droves into emotional mousetraps.  Caught between a parent’s own desire for enmeshment and rapidly shifting societal norms, children are left ill-equipped to navigate the spectrum of their own emotions.  The trends […]

Anxiety 101

Anxiety 101

Anxiety is leading a troubling trend in America. Mental illness is on the rise. Considered normal in situational occurrences; anxiety becomes abnormal when it blankets daily living. For anxiety to be considered a disorder, it must be pervasive in its origins.  Unfortunately, too many children […]

Bullying: The Who, What, When And Why

Bullying: The Who, What, When And Why

Bullying and its offshoot, cyberbullying are two terms, which carry heavy weight.  Since Columbine, Americans are quick to identify what is disproportionately normative behavior in childhood development as something sinister in its origins.  With the advent of social media, one phrase misplaced can create a tidal wave of […]

Two Foods That Jack Up Your Child’s Anxiety

Two Foods That Jack Up Your Child’s Anxiety

  Have you ever given your kid an ice cream cone or candy bar and watched the immediate high unravel in a dizzying whirl?  You know where I am going with this article.  Sugar and simple carbohydrates (you got it – another form of sugar) […]

One Easy Step To Work Against Worry

One Easy Step To Work Against Worry

  We all can be filled with worry from time to time but for some children, teens and adults it can be excessive.  How do we work against this?  How do you stop the worry/anxiety in its tracks?  We simply switch gears.

3 Lab Tests Needed When Confronted With Depression And Anxiety

3 Lab Tests Needed When Confronted With Depression And Anxiety

No one wants his/her child to feel depressed and/or anxious.  No one wants a child to suffer needlessly.  Many times we look for complicated answers to simple questions.  Is my child depressed?  Is my child struggling with anxiety?  Sometimes we can find the answer with […]

Surprising Revelations About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Surprising Revelations About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is not what pop culture dictates.  It does not manifest itself merely as an overarching focus on detail and order.  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is invasive and intrusive and excruciating to individuals who struggle with the disorder.  What I want people to understand […]

3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Child’s Mental Health

3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Child’s Mental Health

  Every parent wants his/her child to feel happy.  Happiness is driven by a series of choices.  How we choose to feed our children, discipline our children, care for our children all impacts their mental health.  It isn’t one factor that leads to depression, anger, irritability […]

How Food Impacts Your Child’s Mood

How Food Impacts Your Child’s Mood

  I know what you are thinking- those cookies look really good right now.  And I would agree.  Something about a chewy chocolate chip cookie makes me happy.  Well, guess what?  It may not all be in our head.  There is a sneaky little reason […]