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Child Anxiety

What is the Opposite of Anxiety?


I wanted so desperately to talk to Suchin and Lucky, the 8-year-old sons of my parents’ friends visiting us from India. But my anxiety, circular thinking, and “what-if” questions got the better of me. So, I stood in the corner of our living room pretending to be obsessed with a Lego castle I had constructed earlier that day.

My dad finally moseyed over and knelt down next to me. In his ever-gentle...
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19 Ways Not to Say ‘No’ to Your Children

If you have ever seen an improv comedy show, you will notice one thing—improvisational actors rarely use the word "No" on stage. This is because "No" will stop the scene dead in its tracks, every single time.

Imagine there are two actors sharing a scene. The first actor says, “Whoa, there must be a zillion stars in the sky.”

The second actor replies, “No, I see none.” That’s it. The idea has...
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Child Anxiety

13 Tips to Support Your Socially Worried Child

Most kids can learn to manage social anxiety so they can connect happily with others, enter new groups, and speak up for themselves--they just need a little extra support. As parents, what can we do to help? Check out these 13 expert tips! This infographic was created in partnership between GoZen! Anxiety Relief for Children and Dr. Laura Markham, founder of
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