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Anxiety in Kids: When It’s a Good Thing, When it Needs Attention, and How Parents Can Help
Anxiety is not a bad thing for children to experience. It is a feeling or emotion that involves tension, worried thoughts and physical responses. Anxiety is normal and is necessary to protect us from potential dangers, and motivate us to start or finish tasks. It exists on a spectrum from typical to needs intervention. On this episode of Young & Healthy, we explore this topic that we know parents are eager to learn more about.
Dr. Suzanne Sampang, and Dr. Jeffrey Strawn join us to share their expertise about anxiety and anxiety disorders in children. They explain three types of anxiety disorders, common symptoms of each, and the impact of the pandemic on kids and the anxiety they experience. We also discuss symptoms that can look like anxiety but may actually indicate something else is going on, and strategies parents can use to check in with their child, and help them navigate situations that are anxiety inducing.
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