Child with Social Anxiety

At first, you may have thought your child was simply shy. With time, though, you began noticing certain warning signs that told a different story. You may have seen your child: Blush, be jittery, and seem nervous around other people, especially in group settings. Keep their head low and avoid eye contact or mumble and…

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asperger's

“His words were gushing out like a waterfall. I watched him pace back and forth in the room, recounting the statistics he had read in a book about baseball – his great passion. I knew a lot of people didn’t understand him. They often found his behavior annoying and odd. “All his life, he had…

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schools downplay bullying

You leave the school building unexpectedly disgruntled. Everything that occurred in the past thirty minutes has completely crushed your confidence in those entrusted with keeping your child safe. How could this be? How could the school personnel downplay such a serious issue like bullying? As you sit a moment in your car, your mind replays…

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social anxiety

We’ve all experienced moments of shyness. They can arise unexpectedly but don’t typically present as a serious obstacle to social interaction. According to the Social Anxiety Institute (SAI), shyness is classified as a “personality characteristic.” Social anxiety, on the other hand, is a disorder. The SAI characterizes this disorder as displaying “a significant amount of…

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overcome bullying

Has your child become the victim of a bully? – Immediate action is needed! Bullying is a wide-spread problem, and it’s not to be taken lightly. Your child is facing the difficult challenge of trying to maintain emotional balance under great pressure, and she cannot do this alone. How can you be supportive and help…

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