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Child’s Anxiety



A certain amount of anxiety is normal in children. Common childhood anxieties include fear of the dark, worries about making friends, nervousness about performing well in school or sports, and becoming aware of scary situations in an adult world. Sometimes major life transitions can cause a child to experience anxiety in an area they had been confident in before. Being attentive to and validating these fears can go a long way in helping children learn to work through them, but when these anxieties become persistent or intense enough to stop a child from functioning well or from fully participating in the world around them, then expert assistance may be beneficial.

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Gordon Neufeld: Making Sense of Anxiety in Children and Youth

Dr. Gordon Neufeld speaks at The Dalai Lama Center about Anxiety in Children and Youth.

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Breaking Free of Child Anxiety and OCD: A Scientifically Proven Program for Parents

Parenting an anxious child means facing constant challenges and questions: When should parents help children avoid anxiety-provoking situations, and when should they encourage them to face their fears? How can parents foster independence while still supporting their children? How can parents reduce...

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Depression in Children

It’s natural for children, like adults, to experience emotional ups and downs. For some children, feeling “blue” for an extended period can be a sign of depression. If your child’s mental health interferes with social activities, interests, schoolwork or family life, it’s time to get help.

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Curbing Teen Anxiety | Helping Kids Thrive In Uncertain Times with Dr. Borba

Dr Boba offers insight on children with anxiety.

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Overcoming Your Child’s Fears and Worries: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques

Around 15 percent of children are thought to suffer from anxiety disorders, the most commonly identified emotional or behavioural problems among children.

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What Happened to American Childhood?

Too many kids show worrying signs of fragility from a very young age. Here’s what we can do about it.

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When the World Feels Like a Scary Place: Essential Conversations for Anxious Parents and Worried Kids

An urgent and necessary book, when the world feels like a scary place brings solutions to a problem that is only going to get worse—how bad things happening in the world affect our children, and how we can raise engaged and confident kids in spite of them.

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7 Easy Stress Busters to Teach Kids and Help Them Thrive

It’s no secret that kids today are more stressed than ever and why we must help ease children’s stress.

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Anxiety Relief for Teens: Essential CBT Skills and Mindfulness Practices to Overcome Anxiety and Stress

Getting good grades, keeping up with social media, maintaining friendships . . . you have a lot on your plate and it's more difficult when you add anxiety to the mix. You may even be avoiding situations, events, or people that could trigger your anxiety.

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Feeling Better: CBT Workbook for Teens: Essential Skills and Activities to Help You Manage Moods, Boost Self-Esteem, and Conquer Anxiety

Getting good grades, making and breaking up with friends, and figuring out what being an adult looks like―these are just some of the challenges that can weigh down on teens.

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