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    Find out the technical names of your fears with this fun quiz! ...
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    Anxiety Disorders
    9 Anxiety-Busters for Kids Taking Standardized Tests
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    Erin Dower
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    Coping With Giftedness
    Gifted, Anxious, and Depressed
    A mother seeks advice on how to help her gifted child deal with depression and anxiety. ...
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    Coping With Giftedness
    Is Giftedness Linked to GAD?
    There is not much research at this point that examines the possible connection between generalized anxiety disorder and giftedness. ...
  • Kids
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    When your daughter's worries are making her sick, that's an illness as real as anything else. ...
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    Under Pressure! 7 Tips for Managing School-Related Anxiety
    Many kids are feeling intense pressure to excel, thanks in part to changes in homework and testing, a focus on college admissions from an earlier age, plus new forms of social pressure. Feeling a bit of stress can keep kids focused and motivated ...
    Erin Dower
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    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
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    Anxiety Disorders
    Overcoming a Phobia
    Phobias can be very difficult to overcome, but help is available. ...
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    Anxiety Disorders
    Anxiety Attacks
    A sudden onset of anxiety attacks usually has a specific cause that can be addressed. ...
  • Kids
    Sleep
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    Anxiety Disorders
    How to Prepare Your Anxious Child for the Last Day of School
    How to Prepare Your Anxious Child for the Last Day of School Childhood anxiety has become more pronounced and prevalent in our children. In fact, according to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, one in eight children has an anxiety di...
    Rebecca Henry, M.A., LMHC