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Anxiety can interrupt your daily life and make it hard to enjoy your work, family and hobbies. It is also one of the most common forms of mental illness, and we want you to know you are not alone.

At Parenting Pod, we aim to equip those affected by anxiety by providing outstanding resources so that you can better understand the nature of the condition and the available treatment options.

Whether you are looking for information for yourself, your child, or another family member, we will help you find what you need to live as full and healthy a life as possible while managing your anxiety.

30 Signs of Anxiety In Children And Teens That You Need to Know

  • Medically reviewed by Kim Langdon M.D.
  • Last Updated: April 28, 2019

It is extremely important to know the signs and symptoms of anxiety at various life stages so you can ensure that you and/or your loved ones receive the care they need to live happy and productive lives,

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Is My Child’s Anger Normal?

  • Medically reviewed by Kim Langdon M.D.
  • Last Updated: April 21, 2019

Anger can look different for every child, but some common anger symptoms in children are irritability, yelling, crying, negotiating, and talking back or being disrespectful with parents. As children become

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Separation Anxiety Disorder

  • Medically reviewed by Kim Langdon M.D.
  • Last Updated: April 2, 2019

It is common to see infants and toddlers upset when separated from their parent or caregiver. Separation anxiety is a normal part of emotional development. By the age of three, children usually learn to

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Separation Anxiety in Children

  • Medically reviewed by Kim Langdon M.D.
  • Last Updated: April 2, 2019

What is separation anxiety? Tears, clinginess, and tantrums are all common reactions to separation from a parent or a caregiver in the early stages of child development. These behaviors are also some of

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The Best Fidget Spinners and Cubes According to Our Psychologist

  • Medically reviewed by Kim Langdon M.D.
  • Last Updated: May 1, 2019

How These Toy-Like Gadgets Can Be Used To Improve Your Emotional Wellbeing Hi there, my name is Daniel and I’m a clinical psychologist. In my work as a therapist in a private hospital, I have an appreciation

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder Guide (ODD)

  • Last Updated: December 23, 2018

Have you ever wondered if your child’s misbehavior, defiance, or argumentative personality are normal? Have you ever been concerned that your child’s aggression or temper tantrums are becoming a more

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Last Updated: December 6, 2018

What is PTSD? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating, and often chronic, mental health disorder that develops after exposure to a traumatic event. PTSD affects people of all ages, and

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The 5 Best Weighted Blankets for Anxiety – By A Clinical Psychologist

  • Medically reviewed by Kim Langdon M.D.
  • Last Updated: April 22, 2019

Suffering from anxiety? If so, have you thought about trying a weighted blanket? As a clinical psychologist I will be happy to share all of the ins-and-outs with you, so you can determine if these blankets

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Your Guide to Social Anxiety Disorder

  • Medically reviewed by Kim Langdon M.D.
  • Last Updated: April 22, 2019

It’s normal to experience some degree of nervousness, fear, or worry in social situations. For instance, going on a first date or presenting in front of others can cause one’s stomach to knot up (butterflies

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The Best Weighted Blankets That Will Keep Your Kid Sleeping Through The Night

  • Last Updated: March 1, 2019

When I meet a parent with a child who is experiencing psychological distress, anxiety, depression, ADHD symptoms, chronic insomnia, or sensory processing issues, I always ask them if their child is sleeping

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A Psychologist’s Guide to Weighted Sleep Masks: Do They Work? And Why?

  • Medically reviewed by Kim Langdon M.D.
  • Last Updated: April 23, 2019

Good sleep is essential for our mental functioning, memory, and wellbeing . No matter the cause, interrupted sleep holds these potential consequences for the sufferer: Impaired mental acuity, Poorer

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Prevent PTSD: 11 Things To Do If Your Child Has Been Through Trauma

  • Medically reviewed by Kim Langdon M.D.
  • Last Updated: April 24, 2019

Knowing that your child has gone through a traumatic event is arguably one of the most stressful, devastating, and overwhelming things a parent can experience. And yet, since parents serve as a child’s

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The 5 Best Weighted Lap Pads: Reviewed By a Clinical Psycholgist

  • Medically reviewed by Kim Langdon M.D.
  • Last Updated: April 27, 2019

Have you ever wondered why a hug from a loved one can make you feel so good? Isn’t it amazing that a physical squeeze can translate to an emotional sense of calm, peace and happiness? That’s exactly

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Your Guide to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Last Updated: January 9, 2019

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition that is characterized by obsessive or intrusive thoughts that trigger compulsive behaviors. The obsessions and compulsions are so severe

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The Best Weighted Blanket According to Our Psychologist (2019 Update)

  • Last Updated: April 20, 2019

What are the best weighted blankets? We asked our psychologist and here is what she said: As a child and family psychologist, I often recommend weighted blankets to clients who suffer from physical and

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