Kids Mental Health located in New York, NY
Anxiety, worry, and stress are natural emotions, but your child shouldn’t be feeling them all the time. Developed by board-certified psychiatrist Victor Talbot, MD, Dr. MOOVES is an app that offers an innovative and easily accessible form of movement therapy that’s fun for children to help them manage their anxiety. While Dr. MOOVES A&D is based in the Manhattan Valley neighborhood of New York City, the app is accessible to kids anywhere online in the United States. Find out how Dr. MOOVES could challenge your child’s anxiety and entertain them at the same time by requesting an appointment today.
What is anxiety?
Anxiety is an issue that affects many children. It could be worries about what might be hiding under the bed or in the closet, difficulties keeping up at school, or trouble making friends. All these anxieties are perfectly normal and usually not a cause for too much concern.
However, for some children, anxiety starts to take over. If your child is continually frightened, stressed, and unable to enjoy themselves, they could have a clinical anxiety disorder.
What symptoms does an anxiety disorder cause?
Symptoms of anxiety disorders in children aren’t always the same as those that adults experience. Signs to look for include:
- Avoiding people
- Extreme fear
- Problems sleeping
- Not wanting to socialize
- Falling grades
Your child may also become much quieter than usual.
Some children ask questions about the things on their minds, like why people die or why moms and dads sometimes live apart. These questions are also a normal part of children’s learning. But if your child asks questions like these repeatedly or doesn’t seem satisfied with the answers you give, it could be a sign they have an anxiety disorder.
How can I help my child with their anxiety?
There are several ways you can help an anxious child. First, being supportive and understanding is important. Make time to talk to your child and find out what’s on their mind. Avoid getting angry or dismissing their fears, or they’ll be reluctant to share their problems with you in the future.
You can also help your child with movement therapy. Research shows that movement and dance, under expert guidance, can make a significant difference to a child’s anxiety and other issues like depression. One of the easiest approaches to engaging your child with movement therapy is with Dr. MOOVES.
How does Dr. MOOVES help my child’s anxiety?
Dr. MOOVES has created an app that uses entertainment to make therapy fun. The app works by using the link between body and mind. Research into movement therapy shows that you can regulate your emotions by changing your posture and movements.
Your child follows the dance moves on a smartphone, and the app tracks their movements. It then sends you a report on your child’s progress.
The Dr. MOOVES app is readily accessible across the United States to anyone with an iPhone and requires no computer skills or expensive equipment. The app uses advanced technology and some of the best-known kids' TV characters to make the experience so enjoyable that your child will be eager for more.
To find out more about Dr. MOOVES and how he can help your child manage their anxiety, request an appointment today.