As young people return to public spaces and social situations, an Akron Children’s Hospital child psychiatrist cautions parents and caregivers to be mindful of new stressors that trigger anxiety-related responses. “With any age child, the anxiety can present with undesired behaviors, including significant tantrums,” said Dr. Laura Markley, medical director, Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry. “It is important […]
TikTok: A guide for curious parents
With so many social platforms popping up each year, it’s tough for parents to keep track of what’s what. So it’s no wonder TikTok has many of us scratching our heads over what this latest trend in social media is all about. The social network for watching, making and sharing user-generated short videos — often […]
9 Ways to help children manage anxiety about returning to school
An Akron Children’s Hospital child psychiatrist said a common misnomer about kids who experience school anxiety is that they don’t like school. “It’s important for parents to know that most children who have school anxiety actually like school!” said Dr. Laura Markley, medical director, Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry. “The fearsome part for many children is being away […]
Is another lockdown on the horizon? Helping kids prepare for the unknown
With COVID-19 cases continuing to increase across Ohio, the spike might soon keep parents and kids at home and away from others to help stop the spread of the virus. Adjusting to a new normal and routine is stressful for everyone, especially for kids who may have trouble with change. Dr. Laura Markley, a pediatrician […]
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