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What to do About Social Anxiety Disorder?

Social Anxiety Disorder (or social phobia) is a chronic mental health condition, but it is very treatable. This week, Dr. Phelan talks about how to learn coping skills, what types of treatments can be most helpful, and how those things can help both adults and kids to enjoy life more!

January 14, 2021

What Is Social Anxiety Disorder?

Most people feel nervous in at least some social situations. Asking someone for a date or giving a presentation may cause feelings of butterflies in your stomach.

But in social anxiety disorder—or social phobia—ordinary social interactions can cause significant anxiety, fear, self-consciousness and embarrassment. This discomfort comes from fearing the scrutiny and negative judgments of other people.

Today we're talking about what Social Anxiety Disorder is and how to recognize it in yourself and in kids.

January 7, 2021

Goofy Thoughts, Daily Stress

How are your thoughts impacting your stress level every day?

Much of the stress we go through each day is self-imposed, brought on by internal rules and thoughts that dictate to our brains how everything should be done. When exposed to the calm light of reason, many of these thoughts and rules appear extreme, silly, upsetting and harmful.

December 3, 2020

Kid's Behavior and the Holidays

Family events can be full of love and fun and laughter. As a parent, they can also be full of stress if you're concerned about how your child might behave.

With this year's holiday season looking a little different for a lot of people because of the pandemic, this week we're tackling kid's behavior at holiday meals, as well as a socially-distanced Thanksgiving, and a Zoom Thanksgiving, with tips and tricks on how to get the best behavior from your kids at the table or on a video call.

November 23, 2020

ADHD and Family Stress

Having a child with ADHD can bring it's own unique challenges.

This week we're talking about how ADHD can impact family stress levels, some of the things parents can expect, and suggestions for what to do.

November 19, 2020
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