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Parenting Anxiety

July 18, 2018

As most Anxiety Sisters know, anxiety is contagious. This is quite evident when anxious parents receive unhappy calls from anxious kids spending time away from home over the summer. If you are anything like us, you want to reach into the phone and quickly rescue your child from anxiety or sadness. But since that technology […]

Halloween Anxiety: 7 Tips for Helping Kids Cope

October 24, 2017

For many of us, Halloween is a really fun event, bringing back memories of dressing up, trick-or-treating, and gorging on candy (okay, some of us don’t need Halloween for this activity). So, we are naturally excited to share this experience with the children in our lives (and eat their candy while they are sleeping). However, many […]

Anxiety Management Technique: Use Your Superpowers

October 3, 2017

You know that game—which superpower would you choose? Some pick flying (probably not panic sisters), some pick invisibility (social anxiety sisters?), some pick x-ray vision (not me—I would freak out if I could see every germ! Yes, I am an OCD sister). It’s fun to imagine what we could do given extraordinary abilities. But what […]

Body Size & Anxiety

August 15, 2017

This morning, a woman (whom I had only just met) told me that the only reason most people don’t eat healthy is because they are “lazy.” My Social Worker alarm ringing, I immediately contradicted her by speaking of the challenges that people living in poverty face in terms of accessing healthy food. She then replied, “Anyone […]

Mom Anxiety

May 9, 2017

I cannot say that my anxiety developed when I became a mother. No, I had been fighting my mind monsters for several years before the girls came along. Ironically, plunging into parenthood eased my anxiety a bit as I was so distracted by all of the things you have to do each day when you […]

Anxious kids in the classroom

April 13, 2017

We’re so glad you found us! And we’re also glad you asked about kids with anxiety because it’s a really really important subject. And with 5 anxious kids between us, we have firsthand experience with childhood anxiety in many different forms.

Anxiety Relief Technique: Grounding

April 4, 2017

Anxiety can do a lot of damage when it shows up, but, for me, the worst is how disorienting the experience can be: it literally turns my world upside down so that I have no idea how to “right myself.” Of course, this discombobulation compounds the already awful situation (kind of like when you tug […]

Tips for Managing Back-to-School Anxiety

September 2, 2015

Have anxious kids? Here are seven tips for helping them transition back to school more smoothly: (1) Prepare: This step is not for them—it's for you. You need to stay calm so that you can separate your own anxiety from your child's anxiety.

7 Real World Ways to Manage Test Anxiety

November 12, 2013

The numbers swim in front of me, and the clock ticks loudly. My mind is blank. I’m dumb. I’m going to fail.  My Mom is going to kill me. I’m way too hot and everyone around me is writing so fast, there is no way I can finish this test… This is my experience of test taking, […]

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