Helping Kids Fight Anxiety

Helping Kids Fight Anxiety

There’s a lot of contradictory and downright erroneous parenting info floating around out there. We’re not afraid to tackle it head-on!

 

We’ve all felt it, and our kids have, too—the sick, uneasy feelings of worry, panic, and dread that are the hallmarks of anxiety. Anxiety is a normal human reaction to stressors that’s designed to protect us from danger. But if it kicks in when there is no real danger present, or if it spins out of control, it takes its toll, causing those afflicted to miss out on rewarding life experiences.  It also has serious physical and emotional repercussions; the long-term effects of anxiety can result in a compromised immune system, obesity, digestive problems, and insomnia; and  an increased risk for heart disease and depression.

 

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Meet the Silickis of Tenleytown, Washington, DC

Meet the Silickis of Tenleytown, Washington, DC

On a recent brisk, snowy day in Tenleytown, Pleasance Silicki was watching out her window as her 3-year-old son, Milo, played in the newly fallen snow.  Preschool had been called off due to the weather. And since Milo’s big sister, Saylor’s, first grade class at Janney Elementary School was enjoying no such luck, Pleasance had only one kid and the family dog to keep her eye on as she chatted about the life she and husband Mel have built for themselves in this historic neighborhood on Washington, DC’s Red Line.

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