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37 Techniques to Calm an Anxious Child - GoZen - Embrace the Worry

37 Techniques to Calm an Anxious Child

Imagine, you are driving in the car. You look in the rearview mirror and see your child trying to shrink into her seat. “What’s wrong?” you ask. “I don’t want to go to the birthday party.” “But you’ve been excited all week. There will be cake and games and a bounce house. You love all… Read more!

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Train of Thoughts

A Mindful Minute: How to Observe a Train of Anxious Thoughts (Illustrated)

Kids have anxious thoughts all the time… “I’m going to fail math and never get into college.” “I’m totally screwing up this speech right now, and everyone knows it.” “What if I don’t get asked to the dance? I’ll be humiliated for life.” Research shows us that anxious thoughts are often blown out of proportion,… Read more!

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5 Ways of Coping

5 Ways Of Coping With Your Anxiety That Are Actually Making It Worse

Do you ever get angry at yourself for feeling anxious? Beating yourself up for feeling anxious only multiplies the misery. This is #3 on the list of 5 ways of coping with anxiety that can actually make it worse. Check it out along with some great alternatives for effectively managing worry. This infographic was made in partnership with Megan Bruneau,… Read more!

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Boost Your Child’s Confidence in 2 Minutes (Illustrated)

We all know body language has a subconscious effect on how others perceive us, but did you know it also affects how we think about ourselves? It turns out that helping your kids feel more confident and powerful—emotionally, behaviorally, and physiologically—could be as simple as a change in posture. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy demonstrates through… Read more!

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Widdle the Worrier

Widdle Comes to Life

Some of the best advice I ever received to help relieve my anxiety was to bring my worry to life. Counterintuitive, right? Here’s the thing: most kids know when they feel anxious because things are not quite right (funny tummy, sweaty palms, muddled thoughts, etc.). But with all these feelings going on, sometimes it’s hard… Read more!

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Test Anxiety Relief

Hacking Exam Stress Through Psychological Science

By Sarah D. Pressman Exam stress is unavoidable. We know that every year—at the end of the academic term– millions of college students around the world start gearing up for their least favorite educational activity: Finals. While exams are unavoidable, the negative wellbeing consequences of super-stressful exam periods can be stopped (or at least diminished)… Read more!

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