Anxiety

12 Mar

Reassuring Your Children About The Coronavirus. Tips from Dr. Christopher Bolling

Reassuring Your Children About The Coronavirus. Tips from Dr. Christopher Bolling Reassuring your kids during times of uncertainty is very important for your family’s well-being. As news of the coronavirus and its related respiratory disease COVID-19 continues to spread, Beech Acres Parenting Center board member and Pediatrician at Pediatric Associates of Northern Kentucky, Dr. Christopher F. Bolling has some tips to help parents navigate this developing scenario with your children. Tips From a Pediatrician Today the coronavirus/COVID 19 was declared...

15 Jan

Prepare Your Children For Evacuation Drills At School By Discussing Their Strengths and Using Mindfulness

Prepare Your Children For Evacuation Drills At School By Discussing Their Strengths and Using Mindfulness By Rich Richmond, Marketing Associate, Beech Acres Parenting Center Recently, during a quiet family dinner, my daughter was recounting her activities from that day and shared that they had an evacuation drill that morning. Without really thinking, I asked her what kind of drill, fire? Tornado? “Active shooter,” she replied. For generations, fire drills and tornado drills were a common activity for schoolchildren, a brief reprieve from the...

05 Sep

How To Talk To Your Kids About Mental Health; A Complete Guide For Parents

How To Talk To Your Kids About Mental Health 1 in 5 children lives with a serious, diagnosable mental illness. 1 in 5. Think about your child’s friends, their class, their school. That’s a lot of kids. It’s never been more important to be able to speak openly and honestly about mental health with your children. Fortunately, today’s parents are more open to discussing these important issues that previous generations. So, you’re open to discussing mental health with your child,...

04 Sep

How To Talk To Your Kids About Mental Health; Speaking To Your High Schooler

How To Talk To Your Kids About Mental Health 1 in 5 children lives with a serious, diagnosable mental illness. 1 in 5. Think about your child’s friends, their class, their school. That’s a lot of kids. It’s never been more important to be able to speak openly and honestly about mental health with your children. Fortunately, today’s parents are more open to discussing these important issues that previous generations. So, you’re open to discussing mental health with your child,...

03 Sep

How To Talk To Your Kids About Mental Health; Tips For Speaking With Your Child In Elementary School

How To Talk To Your Kids About Mental Health 1 in 5 children lives with a serious, diagnosable mental illness. 1 in 5. Think about your child’s friends, their class, their school. That’s a lot of kids. It’s never been more important to be able to speak openly and honestly about mental health with your children. Fortunately, today’s parents are more open to discussing these important issues that previous generations. So, you’re open to discussing mental health with your child,...

30 Aug

How To Talk To Your Kids About Mental Health; Tips For Talking To Your Preschooler

How To Talk To Your Kids About Mental Health 1 in 5 children lives with a serious, diagnosable mental illness. 1 in 5. Think about your child’s friends, their class, their school. That’s a lot of kids. It’s never been more important to be able to speak openly and honestly about mental health with your children. Fortunately, today’s parents are more open to discussing these important issues that previous generations. So, you’re open to discussing mental health with your child,...

21 Feb

Create a Calming Canteen and Feel the Benefits of Mindfulness

This fun activity can help ease your child’s anxiety.  Gather Your Materials Clean, clear plastic water bottle 1 tablespoon of glitter food coloring (optional) Water Super glue or hot glue gun Make Your Canteen With your family, take a clean Plastic Bottle and squeeze a small amount of Glue into the bottle (1-2 squeezes, about the size of a quarter). Now add about 1 tablespoon of Glitter to the bottle. If you would like to add a pop of color, add 2-3 drops of Food Coloring. Fill your canteen with Water. Now...

07 Feb

Calming An Anxious Child

Nearly all children feel anxious at times, whether it’s imagining a monster under the bed, worrying about their first day of a new school year or feeling uncertain about how to manage a situation with a friend. In an attempt to help, you may tell your child they have nothing to be afraid of or find that other suggestions you offer are not helping. It’s natural that out of love you want to shield your child from things that make them...

06 Feb

Anxious About Anxiety?

anx·i·e·ty /aNGˈzīədē/ noun a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome the desire to do something, typically accompanied by unease. In Psychiatry a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks. Anxiety is a common feeling that can cause fear, stress, and worry. Nearly all children feel anxious at times, whether it’s imagining a monster under the bed, worrying about their first...