Parenting anxious kids

A new study from Arizona State University, reported in PsychCentral,  suggests that protecting anxious kids, as many parents are inclined to do, is not helpful.  Instead of avoiding “scary” situations, which only reinforces how scary they must be, kids need to learn to take risks and try new things in a supportive environment.  Given that anxiety is considered one of the most prevalent childhood disorders, this is good advice to be passing along to “anxious” parents!

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