Positive Parenting: Fighting Anxiety

Anxiety disorders affect one in eight kids in the U.S.

Left untreated, those kids are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences, and engage in substance abuse.

Now researchers have identified an important risk factor for anxiety.

Young children typically rely more on reactive control.

They shift towards a reliance on proactive control in their teens, so teaching your toddler to react proactively now might benefit them later.

Learn more in the video above with Michelle Dunaway in Positive Parenting.

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