Anger or Anxiety? – Why Anxiety Can Look Like Rage and What You Can Do About It

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Fawn McNeil-Haber

Anger or Anxiety When you think of someone struggling with anxiety, what picture comes to mind? If you’re like most people, you might envision a worry wort or a panic-stricken individual. And you’d be right. Anxiety does manifest itself through worry and panic. But it disguises itself in other ways, too. Namely, behind the mask […]

7 Ways to Take the Trauma Out of Epinephrine Use During an Anaphylactic Reaction

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Fawn McNeil-Haber, Food allergies

As a food allergy parent, one of your biggest fears may be an anaphylactic reaction. Rightly so,  these multi system life threatening reactions to an allergen create a chain reaction in the body. The immune system releases a flood of chemicals that can compromise the functioning of bodily organs.  As a food allergy parent myself, […]

Tips to Manage Back to School Anxiety: Elementary School (Video)

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Children, Lauren Stein

Lauren Stein, LMFT gives parents tips on how to help their first grader with back to school anxiety. In this video she talks about: Facilitating your child’s socialization The importance of extracurricular activities Your role and responsibilities in in anxiety management for your child     To learn more about how to help your child […]

Overwhelmed parent holding daughter

10 Self-Care Tips for the Tired and Overwhelmed Parents

Posted Posted in Lauren Stein, Parents

As a tired, busy, overwhelmed, stretched-too-thin parent, self-care is probably the last thing on your mind. You might even be wondering… What self-care actually is, and why it’s important? Simply put, practicing self-care means: Engaging in deliberate activities (physical, emotional, or mental) that you enjoy to improve your health. Making decisions that are beneficial to […]

Mom and son eating breakfast together

8 Tips to Become a Less Stressed Food Allergy Parent (Part 4 of 4)

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Fawn McNeil-Haber, Food allergies, Parents, Uncategorized

In our previous blog, we talked about helping teens with food allergies and anxiety. In this fourth, and final blog in the series, we will be discussing how stress goes hand in hand with being a food allergy parent.  You worry about food, checking ingredient lists, accidental exposures, healthy eating, and cross contamination.  You worry […]