Anxious kids don’t always behave like anxious adults. What works to help anxious kids also differs. In this “Best Of” episode Dr. Lisa Damour, host of “Ask Dr. Lisa” and author of UNDER PRESSURE, gives strategies to help kids “settle their glitter.”
Anxiety is a natural response to stress. Sometimes it’s even useful, like when it alerts us to danger. But when anxiety grips our children, they often don’t (can’t) explain how they’re feeling, and their inner turmoil can take over.
In this episode we discuss:
We also interview Dr. Lisa Damour about her book Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls. Dr. Damour’s book is full of empathetic insight and useful takeaways for helping our anxious daughters (and sons).
Here’s links to other research and writing discussed in this episode:
Lindsay Holmes for Huffington Post Life: 10 Things People Get Wrong About Anxiety
Liz Matheis for anxiety.org: Identifying Signs of Anxiety in Children
Metropolitan CBT: About Anxiety
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