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Mind Spirit

Books to Comfort Anxious Children: A Wish to be a Christmas Tree

Comforting Anxious Children’s Soothing Story Selection 3 By Janis D. Gioia, MAEd. Anxious children struggle with the holidays for many reasons: The hum of activity triggers stress hormones. They can’t deal with waiting and anticipation. Changes in routines disturb sleeping, eating and relaxation time.…

December 18, 2017
Body Mind

Happily Ever After: A Service Dog Success Story

My last post discussed important things to consider before getting a service dog for your anxious child. I love a good dog story and happy endings. This post has both.  Enjoy. Autism and Anxiety Justin Daigle was diagnosed with autism at age 3 and…

February 1, 2017

How an Occupational Therapist Can Help Your Anxious Child

What is Occupational Therapy? Occupational therapists often visited my special education classroom throughout the school day. It wasn’t until I interviewed an occupational therapist, for an article on weighted blankets, that I learned the benefits occupational therapy offers an anxious child. I shared my lack…

January 31, 2017