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Essential Oils for Comforting Anxious Children

By Janis D. Gioia, MAEd. Do essential oils calm anxious children? Could the scent of citrus stop your child’s panic attack or help them relax at bedtime? Possibly. Essential oils are trendy.  You’re probably hearing a lot about them. They are endorsed by musicians,…

February 25, 2018
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The Power of Positive Stories to Comfort Anxious Children

By Janis D. Gioia, MAED “There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.” – J.K. Rowling, novelist, screenwriter and film producer   Stories have the amazing power to comfort anxious children. Picture books, fairy tales, myths and fables take children…

January 17, 2018
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How to Help Anxious Children with the Holidays

Tips for Triggers that Cause Anxiety and Meltdowns in Kids By Janis D. Gioia, MAEd Anxious children need extra comfort at the holidays. Things that are merry and bright are often scary and frightening to kids with autism, anxiety, sensory processing disorders or other…

December 3, 2017