Just like adults, children can experience anxiety. The pressure to succeed in school and sports can begin at an early age, even before children understand what these stressful feelings are. When children begin experiencing abnormal amounts of anxiety, parents often notice them beginning to isolate themselves, acting out in class or social situations, chewing their fingernails, picking at their skin or pulling their hair out. Children suffering from anxiety often feel incapable of completing normal, everyday tasks that their peers easily complete, such as putting away and organizing toys in their bedroom or classroom. This anxiety is often triggered by simply being told to complete a task that a teacher or parent may view as reasonable…
2017 Asbury Park Press Best of the Best Awards — Ocean County
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As I watch my five-week-old daughter (thankfully) sleep peacefully, I’m silently dreading the painful cries and discomfort that are just a few months down the road. Unfortunately, they will be cries she can sink her new teeth into. Alas, the beauty of baby teeth comes with a rough caveat: There will likely be screams, tears... Read more »
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