Teens and food allergies

Food Allergies and Anxiety (Part 3 of 4): Helping Teens

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

Last time, we talked about young children with food allergy related anxiety.  In this third article in our series, we look at teens with food allergies who start to experience heightened anxiety.  Adolescence is full of changes and adjustments that create additional stress for teens.  Peer dynamics shift, thinking becomes more complicated, and teens crave […]

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Star Light, Star Bright, Please Go to Bed Without a Fight

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Children, Fawn McNeil-Haber, Uncategorized

mom… Mom.. MOMMMMMM!! I need a bandaid. I need one more kiss. I’m not tired. DON’T GO!!! This is how it would go with 9 year old Hardy*, ever since school ended.  His parents were initially compassionate.  Then annoyed.  Eventually, they were sleep deprived and had lost much of their patience. So goes the story […]

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Three Helpful Hints for Talking to Your Anxious Teen

Posted Posted in Angela Gonnella, Anxiety, Teens

We all experience anxiety and stress from time to time.  Teens are not exempt from this!  With various and increasing academic demands, extracurricular activities, social engagements, etc., teens may experience stress. While anxiety in your teen from time to time is normal.  Persistent and longstanding worry may be an indication of generalized anxiety. Common signs of anxiety […]

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Food Allergies and Anxiety Series (Part 1 of 4): What does anxiety look like?

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

Living with food allergies is like entering an alternate reality. You continue to live right next to everyone else, yet your whole experience has changed.  Most of those around you cannot completely understand the fears that occupy you daily.  Fears that one wrong morsel could create a life-threatening reaction.  It doesn’t end there.  Navigating this alternative […]