Category Archive for: ‘Stress’

Healthy Ways To Get More Energy

As parents, we’re used to running on low some days. Sleep is often not as good as it should be, and our diets are often not perfect either. Stress, worry, insomnia, and a little too much thinking can all lead to days where we feel like we’re literally out of fuel. While the shelves of stores are filled with energy drinks, pills, and supplements that claim to give us a boost – they may not always be the best choice for a family that’s trying to eat and live well. These drinks and pills often contain caffeine, chemical stimulants, synthetic Read More

Stopping The Pull – Soothing Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania is a compulsive, often unconscious drive to pull out the hair on the head, eyebrows, eyelashes, arms, legs, or face. Children who suffer from hair pulling disorder’ often experience either an intense drive to pull similar to the need to follow through on a sneeze, or they become unaware that the pulling is happening while they zone out on television, reading, or sleeping. Trichotillomania is a frustrating illness for parents to deal with because it’s a stressful situation for children, it often leads to intense bald spots that have a hard time growing back, and it can lead to Read More

Stress & Scratching

When dealing with eczema and its many symptoms, parents are often looking most intensely at the foods, products, and irritants in their children’s lives that may be causing the problem. This is great and it usually leads to some very interesting finds, but did you know that the state of your child’s mind can actually impact their eczema, too? Stress and anxiety are leading causes for eczema flare-ups, and a stressed out child is far more likely to experiencing itching that leads to lots of dangerous scratching. Stress and anxiety affect eczema by taking a toll on the immune system Read More