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How can I help my daughter who has started throwing up before and during dance competitions?

My daughter has been competing in dance for the last two years without any problem, but she has recently started to throw up before and during competition.  However, she still goes through with it and competes.  It is becoming very stressful … Continue reading

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My daughter is seeing a therapist and is on medication but I don’t think it is helping.

My teenage daughter was diagnosed with anxiety and OCD. She is currently on Luvax. I noticed that she is very pushy with friends and will ask a million times the same question until she gets the desired answer. She recently … Continue reading

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My twelve-year-old son is showing increased anxiety and sadness.

My twelve-year-old son is in his first year of Junior High School. He has had a bit of a rough time settling into the new school, quite a change from elementary. He is a wonderful son, caring, compassionate, and loving. … Continue reading

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Is there an alternative to sleeping pills for my daughter’s insomnia?

My 16-year-old daughter has severe insomnia. She doesn’t sleep at all for days in a row and this adds up on to her already huge anxiety. How can I help her, besides getting her a prescription for sleeping pills? Insomnia is common … Continue reading

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My son has a fear of people opening car windows and I don’t know how to help him.

My son is eight years old. He has had this strange fear of people rolling down car windows for some years. He does not want other people to sit in our car. He screams if other people even touch the … Continue reading

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My son’s migraines are keeping him from school.

My son has had generalized anxiety since age four, he is now twelve-years-old. A few months ago he began experiencing depersonalization and migraine headaches with auras. He started a prescription of Paxil (slow release) 12.5, five weeks ago. The anxiety … Continue reading

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Should I be concerned that my son’s actions could indicate anxiety?

My five-year-old son has recently started chewing/mouthing, mostly his clothes but also his fingers, toys and even me. I have read it’s likely a stress/anxiety reaction. Should I be concerned? His preschool teacher tells me regularly how well he is … Continue reading

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How can we prepare our three-year-old for our going on vacation without him?

My husband and I are going on vacation for the first time WITHOUT our three-year-old (he will be staying with the grandparents). What are some things we can do to prepare him for this in advance? There are a few … Continue reading

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Since starting school there has been a decline in my daughter’s confidence.

My five-year-old daughter was very confident and very friendly with everyone until she started kindergarten. In the last four or five months I have noticed a lack of confidence in her, even if a stranger looks at her she starts crying and … Continue reading

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At what age can a child be left home alone?

At what age can I leave my child at home for short periods of time? As far as I can tell provinces in Canada set no specific age for leaving a child alone at home.  For example the Ontario Child and Family … Continue reading

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