Does your child worry about the simplest of things? Does he or she get upset easily? Do they seem to have empathy beyond their young years? Chances are you have a sensitive little soul on your hands.
Kimberley O'Brien tells you how you can help kids rule out the negatives life throws at them and find the positive influences they need to function better each day.
A study has shown that encouraging children to take risks, be competitive and engage in rough and tumble play can help prevent childhood anxiety disorders. But, unfortunately, this type of play is more commonly experienced by young boys than girls.
It pays to be prepared!
Parents of teens everywhere will relate.
Parents who play games with their kids, challenge them to a race, or simply muck about with rough-and-tumble activities may be helping reduce the chances of them developing anxiety problems.
It is important for them to make mistakes.
This child had been telling me she is a girl since she could talk.
I found myself saying the words "hey, that's not nice…please stop" to two little kids. Kids that weren't mine.
Claims of a broken wrist and other injuries have been made by angry parents and carers.
Irrational fears are normal for many kids.
Our approach needs to be age appropriate.
"Don't apologise for being who you are. Be brave and bold and beautiful. Be unapologetically you."