Anxiety is experienced by all humans. Every person, child, and adult, is going to feel anxious at some point, says Eli R. Lebowitz, PhD, director of the Program for Anxiety Disorders at the Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine. Anxiety is a normal emotion that has a dual purpose. “It prevents us from doing something dangerous and can motivate us as well.” So how do we keep it from overwhelming and impacting kids’ physical and mental well-being? This article gives six ways to help kids manage their anxious feelings.

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