What to Do When Your Child Says “I Don’t Wanna Go to School”

At some point, most children go through a phase of not wanting to go to school. For others, that push can ebb and flo for years. My younger daughter, Claire, has always had a difficult time going back after the Winter Break. There were tears in January throughout elementary school. Smooth, calm morning – I … Continue reading What to Do When Your Child Says “I Don’t Wanna Go to School”

Resources for Children’s Anxiety, Worry and Perfectionism

Children’s storybooks Sometimes I Worry too Much but Now I Know How to Stop by Huebner David and the Worry Beast: Helping Kids Cope with Anxiety by Guanci Nobody’s Perfect: A Story for Children about Perfectionism by Burns Wilma Jean the Worry Machine by Cook Slip, Slide Skate by Herman (perfectionism) The Girl Who Never … Continue reading Resources for Children’s Anxiety, Worry and Perfectionism

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>Dear Dr. Hackney, I need your help!!! My six year old daughter Amy is having some anxiety related to starting school soon. She has been having difficulty going to bed at night; this seems to be the only time it manifests itself. As soon as I move to leave the room, she starts fidgeting and … Continue reading >starting school