The Mom’s Blog

  • Childhood Anxiety
    One of the common issues with emotionally intense children is anxiety. I find that both The Dervish and The Girl tend to get anxious easily and often times I have difficulty understanding the reasons for their anxiety.  I've mentioned before that the girl gets anxious about things like loud noises but they are specific types of loud noises, rumbling noises, like the washer going off balance, thunder, loud motors - but for some reasons, trains don't seem to be an issue. The Dervish gets himself worked up over perceived problems. Any kind of conflict will send him into a bit of a tail spin and he misinterprets people's intentions and reads injustice into everything - that's when he gets bouncing. I recently came across Our Kids Are Special and found this information on childhood anxiety... reprinted with permission. Many children deal with different types of anxiety. These fears and phobias can be so real and intense that they can immobilize the child. In part one we will look at the different kinds of anxieties, and what some of there symptoms are. Part two will discuss ways that we can help our children deal with these disorders. I know this list does not cover ever know type of anxiety disorder. It does however touch on seven of the biggest. 1. Generalized Anxiety Disorder - The child experiences an unrealistic worry about almost anything and everything they encounter. The Children’s Hospital Boston explained it as “Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is defined as chronic, excessive worry and
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