In Cognitive Behavior Therapy, we call a thinking mistake, catastrophizing. It happens when one overestimates a threat of danger that the worst case scenario will happen. It also can be compounded when a person simultaneously underestimates their own coping skills. This then leads to a heightened emotion of fear, more commonly known as anxiety and worry.
Most parents misunderstand motivation. We think what motivates us will also motivate our children. However, that’s not necessarily the case.
April is Stress Awareness month. Everyone experiences stress, we just all experience it differently. Stress is the reaction to certain situations when a person feels anxious or threatened. It’s an "in the moment" reaction that can have a lasting impact on your body.