Tips to Ease Your Child’s Anxiety

Contrary to popular belief, being a child isn’t all fun and games. Everyday moments that thrill some children – like making new friends, riding in an airplane or going to a new school – provoke anxiety in other children, and sometimes, children face extraordinary situations, like illnesses or injuries, which cause additional stress.

Fortunately, there is a lot you can do to help ease your child’s anxiety. Here are some tips:

Play Time Can Be Learning Time for Every Child

Play is an important aspect in every child’s developmental process. Toys can teach children a variety of skills, including fine-motor skills, visual focus and sense of control over their environment, to name a few.

Through play, children become aware of their surroundings and their capabilities, and they expand their imagination and curiosity. Toys prompt children to not only have fun, but to sustain their curiosity to keep learning.

Autism: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Autism—it used to be considered a rare disorder. We now know that Autistic Spectrum Disorders are very common (just over one case per 100 children). Posters and news media have raised our level of awareness, and many parents worry about the possibility that their children may be affected. But, exactly what is autism?