WNY Family Magazine July 2018 - Page 41

Seek experiences that gently push your child to try new things in a sup- portive, collaborative atmosphere. Ac- knowledge and praise those moments when they accomplish something de- spite the initial uneasiness and discom- fort it caused, whether that’s pushing through a mile at cross country, going to their first sleep-away camp with a friend, or trying out for a part in the school play. Day-to-day, look for opportunities in which your child can advocate for himself. For example, instead of email- ing your child’s teacher about a grade that your child felt was unfair, encour- age them to talk to their teacher about it. If they’re struggling in a particular subject, suggest they ask their teacher for extra help. If your child complains about a playground disagreement with a classmate, listen to the problem and if they want advice, offer ideas for how they might manage the situation. Children In Action GYMNASTICS Now Registering for Summer & Fall ACTIVE Children are HEALTHY Children OUR PROGRAM FEATURES: • Gymnastics • Birthday Parties • Tumbling for children 12 months to 12 years old • Parent and Tot Classes • Exciting Circuit • Scaled down equipment for younger children Call 662-6886 75 Mid-County Drive, Orchard Park (Located in the Southtowns Tennis Center) www.childreninactiongym.com It’s As Easy As Therapeutics! “Let them face adversity,” Dr. Mahmood advises. “Everyone will face disappointment and adversity in their lifetime. Those who succeed are those who have developed the skills and dis- covered the resources to deal with it.” Anxiety is highly treatable. If your child continues to struggle, please con- sult your family physician. Freelance journalist Christa Melnyk Hines and her husband are the parents of two children, ages 10 and 12. Christa is the author of “Happy, Healthy & Hy- perconnected: Raise a Thoughtful Com- municator in a Digital World.”  Help with Motor Development Help with Sensory Skills Resources Help with Handwriting www.worrywisekids.org Freeing Your Child from Anxi- ety by Tamar E. Chansky, Ph.D.  Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children by Reid Wilson, Ph.D. 716.580.3040 Help with Social Skills Support & Education for Parents 11390 Transit Road., East Amherst | www.abctherapeutics.com July 2018 WNY Family 41