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 […]
Like adults, children of all ages struggle with stress. Infants may feel stress due to a mother’s depression or a noisy environment. Preschoolers may experience anxiety when separated from their parents and adolescents can feel stress due to academic and social pressures. In addition, kids’ stress may be intensified by more than just what’s happening […]
Bullies, predators and other dangers facing children are increasingly using the Internet to make their presence felt. In this video, Dr. Laura Rocker, medical director for Akron Children’s Partial Hospitalization Program, offers tips on when children may be ready for an Internet-capable device, and what parents can do to protect kids when they start tapping away on their new cell phone.
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.
In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Laura Rocker, medical director for the Partial Hospitalization Program at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the differences between depression and sadness, as well as what parents can do to help their kids cope during troubled times.
Whether they’re worried about starting a new school or making the team, kids of every age experience varying degrees of stress.