Dealing with Math Anxiety

Math anxiety occurs when doing math activates the brain regions associated with fear and coping with negative emotions. The anxiety consumes a child’s ability to process information, as well as her working memory resources, and leads to poor performance. Math… Read the rest

Anxiety Problems: Signs & Symptoms

Clinical anxiety conditions—generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, panic disorder, and PTSD—are the most common emotional disorders diagnosed in children. The prevalence rate in 2- to 5-year-olds is 9.5% and rises to nearly 32% in 13- to 18 –year-olds.… Read the rest

Help Your Child Manage Anxiety

Anxiety-related disorders are the most widespread psychiatric conditions affecting children and adults. For many kids with ADHD and LD, the added burden of high anxiety can make getting through the day seem like an overwhelming struggle. How can parents help… Read the rest

Hooked on Digital Devices

Kids are fascinated with screen devices and the rich array of digital platforms available. But when it comes to kids with ADHD and learning challenges, smartphones, iPads, and screen-based activities have a particularly strong hold. With excessive use, kids may… Read the rest

Girls and Social Media: Parents Beware

In last week’s blog post we shared key insights from the Girls Index, a national survey of more than 10,000 young females in grades 5 through 12, released by Ruling Our Experience, an Ohio-based nonprofit. In that post we focused… Read the rest