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Strategies for Transitioning from School Year to Summer

The school year is coming to an end, and many families are excited for fun in the sun and a break from the hustle and bustle of the school year. However, summer can be a source of stress for many parents with the change in childcare and schedules.

How Parents Take Part in the Anxiety Cycle

When a child has an anxiety and/or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a parent’s actions – even with good intentions – can accidentally make things worse. Understanding how parents take part in the anxiety cycle is important in helping kids get better.

The Anxiety/Avoidance Cycle

Learn how we work with children, teens, young adults, and their caregivers to break the anxiety/avoidance cycle. We help them learn flexible responses to their anxious thoughts and feelings through exposure and response prevention, and acceptance. We create fear hierarchies and work our way through them, one step at a time.

School Avoidance: An InStride Coach’s Perspective

Watch InStride Health’s Director of Coaching discuss her experiences with exposure coaching for youth who are school avoidant. She understands how difficult school avoidance can be for the children, their parents and the school community.

Strategies for Addressing School Avoidance Due to Anxiety

School avoidance is a term used when a child or teen avoids going to school for an extended period of time and/or consistently arrives late or leaves early. It can happen for a variety of reasons, including emotional distress, which is particularly challenging and the focus of this blog.

Making Peace with Mice: My Exposure Journey

Exposure is about gradually facing the people, places, things, situations and activities that cause anxiety so that the brain can create new, more adaptive memories to compete with fear memories.

On-Demand Webinar: The Many Faces of Anxiety and OCD

Watch Dr. Boger and Dr. Potter as they present with the NJAAP on the many presentations of Anxiety and OCD.

Exposure Therapy

Watch Dr. Daniel Stone, an InStride Health Therapist and Director of Digital Health Innovation, share his favorite aspect of the InStride treatment model.

Managing Holiday Stress: Strategies for Cultivating Calm and Contentment

The holidays suddenly arrive, and you realize that you aren’t experiencing the zen you had expected. During “the most wonderful time of year,” you’re feeling more stressed and anxious than before.

Supporting Your Child with Anxiety And/Or OCD

Mona Potter, MD and Kathryn Boger, PhD, ABPP recently partnered with ADAA to host an insightful Q&A webinar addressing strategies for parenting children with anxiety and OCD. The engaging discussion provided parents and caregivers with practical tips and recommendations, and the audience asked so many wonderful questions that Drs. Potter and Boger weren’t able to respond to them all in the time allotted. So they’ve penned this blog to address the most common themes that emerged from the questions.

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