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Best of Our Blogs: October 30, 2018

It’s that time of year when I dedicate this blog to the things that terrify us. Normally it’s saved for those suffering from anxiety and mental illness. But fear over our state of the world is making everyone vulnerable.

As you gear up for Halloween, read how you can damper down or tame these fears by learning ways to address electronic use with your children, and how to stop our own anxiety from scaring our kids.

Yes there are legitimate reasons to be afraid these day. But there are also reasons to live with love and hope. We have more alternative treatments options available. And even as the news reports another tragedy, I’ve seen evidence in my own hometown of greater acceptance, support and unity.

Characteristics Commonly Found in “Alienated” Parents (or other Alienated Relationships)
(The Recovery Expert) – If you’re being rejected by your child, you probably exhibit one of these typical traits.

How a Traumatic Childhood Manifests in Social Anxiety
(Psychology of Self) – Did you know there are two types of people who suffer from social anxiety? This is your guide to understanding what it looks like and where it came from.

The Insidious Connection Between Electronics Use and Childhood Emotional Neglect
(Childhood Emotional Neglect) – It’s the one aspect of childhood emotional neglect you didn’t consider. Here’s how you can start using electronics in a more emotionally responsible way.

How Our Society Is Creating Anxious Kids: The Challenges For Parents
(Thoughts of a Therapist) – If you’re a parent, you need to read this.

10 Reasons a Person Divorces
(The Exhausted Woman) – Here’s how to know whether you should consider divorce.

Best of Our Blogs: October 30, 2018

Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.

Brandi-Ann Uyemura is a freelance writer specializing in self-help, spirituality, psychology and small business articles. She has a BA in English from University of Oregon and a MA in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. She writes for various companies and publications and teaches stress management workshops. For more information, see her website

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Uyemura, B. (2018). Best of Our Blogs: October 30, 2018. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 28, 2020, from
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