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Helping anxious kids

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Anyone who has experienced anxiety will know, but for those with no personal experience of anxiety it can be hard to understand how debilitating it can be.   “Come on, get on with it” seems so obvious. Of course, this response is nowhere near adequate.   Around one in ten children struggle with anxiety. Nearly 50% of adult sufferers of anxiety say it began in childhood. Presumably, they weren’t taught the skills to cope as kids so anxiety took hold.   Most kids like adults, experience some anxious moments or have fearful thoughts and feelings from time to time about certain events. These thoughts and feelings prompt them to proceed with caution rather than rush in where angels fear to tread.   But anxiety and fear can be paralyzing. Some kids simply can’t stop their ‘bad thoughts and feelings’. They can’...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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