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Anxiety

How to Play Therapeutic Jenga

You may have heard of the popular game “Jenga.” Jenga is the classic block-stacking game made by Hasbro, where each person in a group takes a turn removing a single block from a tower and then balancing it on top of the tower until...
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24 Test Anxiety Busters

Sweaty palms, rapid heart rate, trouble you know the feeling. You're sitting in front of THE TEST. Everyone has experienced test anxiety at one time or another, but for some people it's a regular occurrence that often can hinder performance, even if you thoroughly know...
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Child Anxiety

49 Phrases to Calm an Anxious Child


It happens to every child in one form or another - anxiety. As parents, we would like to shield our children from life's anxious moments, but navigating anxiety is an essential life skill that will serve them in the years to come. In the heat of the moment, try these simple phrases to help your children identify, accept, and work through their anxious moments.

1. "Can you draw it?"

Drawing, painting or doodling about an anxiety provides kids with...
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Child Anxiety

5 Things Never to Say to an Anxious Child

I wanted to sleep with a bat under my pillow. It was plastic; nonetheless, it was a weapon. I was five years old, and I firmly believed that each night when I went to sleep, a robber would break into the house. I needed something to defend myself (and maybe my family), and my brother’s yellow Wiffle ball bat seemed ideal. Unfortunately, my parents never complied with my request.

They didn’t understand...
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