Category: Donna Pincus

Child-free vacations need a plan

Boston Globe (subscription required) Donna Pincus, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders The first time Daniela Corte and her husband vacationed without their children was a 24-hour getaway to The Mark Hotel in New York 10 years ago… Expert quote: “As much as parents can feel guilt, they also have […]

Therapy and medication aren’t the only things that can help anxious children

The Record Donna Pincus, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders Therapy and medication are primary treatments for childhood and adolescent anxiety, but they are not the only way to help kids who are feeling stressed and anxious… Expert quote: “Good sleep, hygiene, good rest, good balanced diet — all that […]

Kids and anxiety: An issue that affects kids, parents, friends and schools

The Record Donna Pincus, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders Elementary school should be for developing friendships, taking weekly spelling tests and playing kickball at recess. For too many children, however, these hours are consumed with an overriding fear of failure, sickness and a struggle to manage the daily routine… […]

The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids

HealthDay News Donna Pincus, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders Some parents may make things worse for their anxious kids by falling into what researchers call the “protection trap” — reassuring them, lavishing them with attention or making the threat go away, according to the results of a small study… […]

Parents overly involved in college students’ lives

Boston Globe (subscription required) Donna Pincus, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders Elizabeth Merhen, College of Communication At Boston University, one father was so upset over his daughter’s A-minus final grade that he called the professor to complain, and then the department chair, and then the academic dean… Expert quotes: […]

For many people, drones prompt concerns over safety, privacy

Providence Journal Donna Pincus, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders So what is it, exactly, about non-military drones that disturbs some people in a way that other technologies with the capacity to invade privacy — cameras, say — don’t?… Expert quote: “Drones are relatively new to most people. Most people […]

Helping children cope with fear after school shooting

NECN Donna Pincus, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders Dr. Donna Pincus, director of Boston University’s Child and Adolescent Fear and Anxiety Program, joined NECN’s Jim Braude on Friday afternoon to discuss the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in which 26 people were killed by a gunman… View video

How to Have the ‘Happy-Meal’ Talk

Wall Street Journal (subscription required) Donna Pincus, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders My twin boys delivered the news of a monumental discovery this way: “Daddy, we heard about this place called McDonald’s where they give you a toy with your food,” they beamed. “Can we go there?”… View article