Are You Addicted to Your Children?

Word Count: 691 Summary: Is it possible to be using our children addictively? Anything that we use to get love, avoid pain, and fill up inner emptiness can become an addiction – even our children! If your children are your whole life – if you don’t have a strong spiritual connection with a personal source of love and guidance, as well as other relationships and interests that you are passionate about, you might be using your children to fill an empty place within you. Keywords: parenting, children, addiction, parenting advice Article Body: Is it possible to be using our children addictively? Anything that we use to get love, avoid pain, and fill up inner emptiness can become an addiction – …

How To Relieve Tension During The Holidays

The question of how to relieve tension is as important as ever in today’s ever-increasingly hectic world. There are many different techniques that can be used, each with their pros and cons, but today we are going to talk about a way of relieving tension that anybody can use anywhere, anytime, and it doesn’t require any special equipment. What we are talking about is using your imagination to melt away tension and stress. Guided imagery is any technique that uses a plan of some kind to help you imagine something to lead you to a state of relaxation. There are online audios, CDs, tapes, MP3 files, written scripts to get you started, or you can develop your own by ad-libbing …

How Can You Build Your Child’s Self Esteem?

Word Count: 561 Summary: As parents we know that building our child’s sense of self esteem is important. Child development specialists tell us so. However knowing it is important is not the same as knowing how to give your child a strong sense of self worth. There is no simple strategy but there are several effective techniques parents can use to help boost self esteem in their child. Let Them Know Their Value The most important strategy is to show and tell your child how much you value him and… Keywords: family, parent, love, child, kid, baby, mother, father, relationship, home Article Body: As parents we know that building our child’s sense of self esteem is important. Child development specialists …

How to detect the symptoms of child anxiety

Word Count: 510 Summary: This article features different types of child anxiety disorders and possible anxiety relief to the respective cases. Keywords: Child Anxiety Article Body: Children, as they say, love to play and go silly. Constantly running around, goofing his/her favorite routine, and other behaviors that we love to see in them. These manifestations say that our children are still physically and emotional fit. However, what if these little critters show unusual behavior? Feelings of restlessness, fatigue, irritability, and chronic sleep disturbances – these are the basic symptoms that your child may be experiencing child anxiety. These excessive sensations do not only happen once a while, child anxiety attacks may even last up to six months. Children, like all …

How To Build A Child’s Self Esteem

Word Count: 357 Summary: It’s often been said that children learn what they live. So if you’re looking for a place to start helping your child build positive self esteem and self value, then you should show them your positive sense of self and strong self esteem. Keywords: child, positive, praise, its, day, task, love you, dont, positive praise, i love you, i love, feeling, theyre, love, you, badly, give, communicate, honestly, task small, Article Body: It’s often been said that children learn what they live. So if you’re looking for a place to start helping your child build positive self esteem and self value, then you should show them your positive sense of self and strong self esteem. Be …

How ADD Affects Families

Typically, there is a lot of blame and frustration associated with Attention Deficit Disorder. Depending on how long the problem has gone before being diagnosed, there may be serious mental and emotional scars as family members and the child dealt with issues associated with ADD. This disorder is not only difficult for parents, but also the child with ADD and other siblings in the family. The obvious victim of ADD is the child it affects. Being accustomed to negativity, these children usually suffer from very low self-esteem. Although they want to behave well, they have impulsive actions that typically result in constant punishment. Parents and teachers of an ADD child often are not aware or do not accept that the …

Anxiety Disorders In Children

A lot of people are surprised to learn just how common anxiety disorders in children are. While it is normal for kids to be anxious about many different things as they explore the world in front of them, an anxiety disorder is much more than that. Part of the problem is that an untreated anxiety disorder in childhood can often lead to anxiety in adulthood. Seeking treatment and getting it under control as early as possible will help your child feel better and can prevent potentially worse problems as they get older. Anxiety is a mix of apprehension, worry, fear and distress, to varying degrees. When these feelings start to interfere with the child’s daily life at home, school or …

Anxiety Disorder

Everybody experiences some level of anxiety from time to time, and it is completely normal. It’s your body’s way of preparing for the fight-or-flight response. According to scientists, there was a time in our distant past when we were just as likely to be the prey as were to be the predator. When faced with dangerous situations, the body would release chemicals that would give us a burst of speed and strength as needed. The modern anxiety disorder has its roots in this ancient struggle. While such a response was necessary early in our development, the truth is that we are not often chased by cave bear or saber-toothed cats anymore. Yes, we can face situations where our life is …

Anxiety Attack-Also Called Intense Panic Attack

Anybody who has ever had an anxiety attack (sometimes called a panic attack) will tell you that it isn’t any fun at all. The attack will be very intense, and may or may not have an apparent trigger associated with it. If you believe you have had an anxiety attack, or know someone who has, then the following information will help. NOTE: You should always take health symptoms seriously. If you think you are having a heart attack, you should get help immediately. Always talk to your doctor about all of your health concerns, including those related to anxiety and panic attacks. Anxiety attacks are sometimes confused for a more serious health problem, such as an inability to breathe or …

Anxiety In Children-Whats Normal And Whats Not

Children will often experience things that make them anxious. However, there is a difference between normal, occasional bouts of anxiety and long-term, ever-present anxiety. The former can be dealt with as it happens, while the latter requires treatment of some kind. Many parents are surprised to learn that children can suffer from anxiety disorders. Just knowing this can help you to spot potential problems in your own child, and that is the first step to treating the condition. That doesn’t mean that every little thing should be taken as proof of a disorder, but rather that you may wish to consider an anxiety disorder as a possibility when you see a series of symptoms. Children can be afraid of many …

Anxiety -Dont Feel Alone Everyone Experience It

We all experience some level of anxiety every now and then. A few of the more common examples include being put in harm’s way, giving a speech to a roomful of your peers, and getting through an interview for an important job. It’s normal to experience anxiety in such situations. Then there are people who experience anxiety on a frequent basis, and feel anxious when there are no immediate threats present. This type of anxiety requires treatment. Before we get into some of the treatment options, it’s important to understand what anxiety is, and how it happens. Anxiety happens when our body reacts to an imagined threat as if it were real. Our breathing and heart rate changes, adrenaline starts …

Anxiety Disorder-Several Conditions That Cause You To Be Anxoius

The term ‘anxiety disorder’ actually applies to several conditions that make people feel anxious on a frequent basis. Some of the more common anxiety disorders include panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), separation anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), various phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Here is a quick overview of each condition along with treatment options. NOTE: You must always talk to a medical professional about any and all health concerns, including those related to anxiety. Panic disorder is described as intense, brief incidents of hesitation or fear. Even though most people find the worst of it passes after ten to twenty minutes, sometimes the disorder escalates into a panic attack. A person with this anxiety disorder may believe they …

Anxiety Disorders In Children-Fairly Common

You may be surprised to learn that anxiety is a fairly common health problem in children. Sure, everybody, and this includes children, has times when they feel anxious about something, and that’s normal. However, when that anxiety doesn’t go away, it becomes a medical concern. The reason it’s important to know this is that awareness of the issue can lead to proper treatment for the child. There are several types of anxiety disorders, but they all have to do with the way a person thinks. Now, that doesn’t mean they can necessarily control the way they think, it just shows that they perceive the world differently. There was a time in our evolution when anxiety, stress, and fear were all …

The Social Killer

Scared to go out to a meeting to speak to a client? Need to deliver a speech but feel like fainting at the thought of going in front of the class to present? Scared to attend a social gathering for no apparent reason? You might be suffering from social anxiety disorder. Social anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia, is a kind of mental disorder where the sufferer experiences a severe or unreasonable fear of social gatherings where there is a possibility that one may get embarrassed or ridiculed. Most of the time, these anxieties arise from an intense fear of being closely watched or scrutinized – from the simple things like the way they dress, talk or act; to …

Adventures with Hypnosis

In 1949, I had a real problem with a dental phobia. Four dentists had turned me down as a patient. I had two abscessed teeth and a mouthful of other cavities. My dental phobia was so bad that it had forced me to go to a hospital some years earlier in order to have three abscessed teeth removed while I was unconscious. I went to a dental convention where I found the recommended dentist who did hypnosis. He couldn’t work on my teeth, but he said he thought he could help me. So, at the lunch break, I went to his room with several other dentists, and he hypnotized me with a “standard” induction technique. Then, he taught me a …

Different Types of Anxiety Disorders

Word Count: 573 Summary: Anxiety disorders are often treated using specific methods and techniques designed to target symptoms and develop coping mechanisms for the anxiety triggers. Knowing which method to use in the treatment largely depends on the kind of disorder a person has. This article provides insights on the most common forms of anxiety disorders. Keywords: anxiety disorders Article Body: Anxiety is a common occurrence when a person faces potentially problematic or dangerous situations. It is also felt when a person perceives an external threat. However, chronic and irrational anxiety can lead to a form of anxiety disorder. There are different types of anxiety disorder depending on their causes or triggers. Common forms of anxiety disorders Generalized anxiety disorder …