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Child Anxiety

When Your Anxious Child Rejects Your Help, Try This


The worry begins as a trickle in your son's (or daughter's) mind. It develops momentum and drops into his body causing his palms to sweat, heart to race, and tummy to ache. Finally, your child’s worry erupts:

“Mommy, what if I have a new teacher in school?”

“Daddy, what if I can’t find someone to play with?”

The words hit you. You, too, begin to worry both vicariously for him and about your ability to quell the worry. No...
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Child Anxiety

9 Things Every Parent with an Anxious Child Should Try


As all the kids line up to go to school, your son, Timmy, turns to you and says, "I don't want to take the bus. My stomach hurts. Please don't make me go." You cringe and think, Here we go again. What should be a simple morning routine explodes into a daunting challenge.

You look at Timmy and see genuine terror. You want to comfort him. You want to ease the excessive worry that's...
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Child Anxiety

How I Found My Grit (And Now Pass It On To Others)

Growing up, I wanted to be just like my older brother. He was a whiz in school, a tennis prodigy, and had oodles of friends. As I saw it, my brother was great at everything. Although I loved him dearly, I grew tired of living in the shadow of his eminence. So at the ripe age of 7, I made a decision. I too was going to achieve greatness. The plan was simple:...
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Child Anxiety

Forget Positive Thinking – Try This to Curb Teen Anxiety

"I didn’t get invited to Julie's I'm such a loser."

"I missed the nothing ever goes my way."

"My science teacher wants to see I must be in trouble." These are the thoughts of a high school student named James. You wouldn't know it from his thoughts, but James is actually pretty popular and gets decent grades. Unfortunately, in the face of adversity, James makes a common error; he falls into what I...
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