Recent natural disasters, mass shootings and international conflicts in the news are reminders that the sheer volume of media exposure of disturbing events and tragedies can have a profound effect on kids even if they live many miles away. Of course, it can be even more traumatic when tragedy happens in our own community. Mental […]
The recent Fort Lauderdale, Fla., airport shooting is a reminder that the sheer volume of media exposure of mass killings, terrorism and other horrible events can have a profound effect on kids many miles from the scene. Even if your kids don’t say anything after such a tragedy, it’s good to ask them about their […]
Being a teenager isn’t easy. As teens face new challenges and social pressures, their growing bodies are changing rapidly. The hormonal changes associated with puberty may also cause feelings of sadness or frustration, making teens moody or irritable. “For some, this moodiness or sadness is more than just a phase or a bad attitude that […]
During a recent radio segment on 1480 WHBC, pediatrician Michael McCabe shared advice and offered detailed plans for parents on a variety of topics, from proper nutrition and sports safety to anxiety, common infections and even how to deal with lice.
School-related anxiety affects 2 to 5 percent of children and teens, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. It’s most common between ages 5 and 6, 10 and 11 and transition times, such as entering middle and high school.
Sweaty palms and an upset stomach often proceed a classroom presentation or appearance in the school play, but if your child can’t bring himself to leave the house that morning there may be cause for concern.