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What your anxious child needs

A child's anxiety, run amok, challenges everyone in the family . . . parents, siblings, family friends and relatives . . . and, of course, your beloved child. Due to the nature of anxiety, which represents a system on over-arousal and hyper-alert, everyone becomes stretched thin with emotional, cognitive, physical, and relational resources being chronically drained. Relief is desired but often efforts made escalate and exacerbate the problem. Parents can swing from over-control to over-coddling, leaving their child without the necessary tools for learning how to self-regulate, use support appropriately, and find success in unsettling circumstances. There are many good resources (books, websi

 

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