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5 Things Never to Say to an Anxious Child

I wanted to sleep with a bat under my pillow. It was plastic; nonetheless, it was a weapon. I was five years old, and I firmly believed that each night when I went to sleep,…

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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:…

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How Mindfulness Helps Children (The Research)

According to the current research, here are the qualities that can be improved from mindfulness training in children: impulse control calmness kindness patience compassion empathy executive function attention spans A sample of research articles: – Research…

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Want to Connect with Your Child? Try this

Renee Jain of gozen.com discusses how parents can connect with their children. The technique is intuitive, but we often overlook it. Watch the video to learn more.

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Fear vs. Anxiety – A 90 Second Explanation

Fear has a purpose: Self-preservation. When there is real, objective danger staring you in the face, fear is what kicks you into the famous “flight-or-fight” mode. This quick chemical response from the older part of…

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Top 10 Big Ideas on How to Help Heal Your Child’s Anxiety

Chief Storyteller, Renee Jain, joins the staff of amazing professors that the en*theos Academy to discuss 10 tips to relieve childhood anxiety. Check out the class in a really fun, high energy, 30-minute video format…

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Want to Feel Better? Read this Gratitude Meditation Before Bed

Let’s be honest: everyone gets down in the dumps sometimes, whether they are little kids or full grown adults. So feeling a little nervous or even a little depressed is nothing to be ashamed of….

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From Anxious to Empowered

A true inspirational story contributed by a community member. When I was a little girl, no more than nine years old, I was constantly in a state of anxiety. Everything in the world around me…

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