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Most Common Anxiety Disorders

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Dealing With Stress And Anxiety

An anxiety disorder lasts longer than normal anxiety, is more intense, and can lead to fears that interfere with the ability to function in daily life. Here are some of the more common types of anxiety disorders : Generalized Anxiety Disorder occurs when a person has endured, for at least six months, a state of excessive worry, feeling on edge …

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Using Anxiety as a Clue

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Dealing With Stress And Anxiety

Anxiety can be helpful when it prompts us to take action to solve a problem. We can use our anxiety as a clue, in fact, that there is a problem, and that we need to confront it. Public speakers, athletes, and entertainers have long known that anxiety can motivate them to perform much better. When we don’t recognize our anxious …

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Stress or Anxiety?

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Dealing With Stress And Anxiety

Stress happens when we perceive an event as disturbing or threatening. Our primitive ancestors experienced stress when they had to fight off wild animals, invaders, adverse natural events, and other threats to their survival. These days we are more likely to feel the anxiety that emerges from stress when we face overwhelming responsibilities at work or home, experience loneliness, rejection, …

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Positive Discipline

TIPS FOR POSITIVE DISCIPLINE – Show respect, and focus on the behavior not the child. – Be firm, fair, and consistent. Discipline with love not with frustration. – Do not use physical punishment. It teaches children that violence is acceptable. – Fit the consequences to the behavior. For example if you child color the kitchen counter the consequences should be …

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Avoiding & Diffusing Tantrums

TIPS TO AVOID & DIFFUSE TANTRUMS: – Give choices. Say “you have to eat vegetables but which would you want carrots or broccoli? “ Choices empower your child and feelings of empowered helps decrease frustrations that leads to tantrums. – Prepare your child for what to expect. Say “we are leaving to go grocery shopping in 15 minutes.” – Set …

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Bullying

School is supposed to be a place where students feel safe and secure and where they can count on being treated with respect. The reality, however, is that a significant number of students are the target of bullying episodes. Bullying has always been a harsh reality, but in recent years it has developed a whole new level of intensity. It’s …

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Making Your Birth Order Work For You

INFLUENCE OF BIRTH ORDER – Part 4 Some Hints for… First-Borns You can have high standards and expectations without being a perfectionist. Try loosening up a bit, and don’t expect that others should adhere to the same standards that you set for yourself. Learn to set up some good boundaries for yourself when others expect you to do things. You …

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Birth Order & Relationship

THE INFLUENCE OF BIRTH ORDER – Part 3 How does all of this affect our choice of a partner? The best bet when deciding on a partner is to choose someone with a birth order unlike our own so that we can benefit from the strengths of someone who has learned a different set of strategies for dealing with life. …

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Preventing Depression & Psychotherapy

New evidence supports psychotherapy for treating subclinical depression in order to prevent depression from developing. Another of many studies indicating that depression is not only treatable, but preventable with education and treatment. The same skills that people can learn, such as problem solving skills, coping skills, and social skills, to overcome depression are the same skills that can help prevent …

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The Influence Of Birth Order

THE INFLUENCE OF THE BIRTH ORDER – Part 2 The First Born While parents of the first newborn are usually responsible and diligent, they are also tentative, anxious, and inconsistent – and to make up for this they may be demanding, strict, and overprotective. Research shows that first-borns talk and walk before children who are born later. As first-borns grow …

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