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What To Do If Your Kids Are Anxious & Overwhelmed

What to do if your kids have anxiety and are overwhelmed

 

It is a sad reality that today, millions of North American children and young adults are prescribed stimulants, antidepressants, and antipsychotic drugs. Statistics show that more than 50% of kids before the age of 18 will be diagnosed with a mental disorder. The chances are very high that if you have children, you are dealing with a child that is, at the very least, experiencing high levels of anxiety, overwhelm, and restlessness. In this article, I will share with you one absolutely fail-safe way to support them and the biggest mistake I, and many parents I work with, make when trying to support their children.

 

Every child needs two things in order to be at peace within themselves: safety and belonging. The perception that they are physically safe and accepted is vital. Renowned physician and acclaimed author, Dr. Gabor Mate, identified two specific needs that every child has to satisfy the sense of belonging:

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Why Are You In The Relationships You Are In?

Ever wonder why you are in the relationships you are in? Why you are married or partnered with that person? Why do you have the friends you have? I’ll tell you a little secret, it's not what you think. In this blog, I will share with you what drives you to be in the relationships you are in. I will also share the role of relationships and why they are one of, if not the most important things in our life.

 

It is essential to understand that being in relationships with others is a matter of life and death. Being connected to others is hard-wired into our brains and nervous system. Starting a relationship is one of our first instincts and objectives when we are born. This first relationship we make sure we have is with our caregiver - ideally, mom. This objective is so powerful that we actually attach to our caregiver as if our life depends on it, because it does. This instinct is referred to as the “attachment drive.” Humans are one of the most dependent...

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