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Conquering Anxiety with Character Strengths

Contributed by proud mother and writer, Kelly Harbaugh. When you have a child who suffers from anxiety, there is a great focus on what they cannot do. Finding an area in which your child excels…

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Giving Your Child’s Anxiety a Name

Contributed by proud mother and writer, Kelly Harbaugh. “Is She Talking Yet?” I looked at the daycare director, puzzled by her question.  My daughter was almost two years old, and she talked a lot.  How…

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More Stuff Means More Anxiety: Raising Creators, not Consumers

An opinion piece contributed by community member Karen Banes.   If you spend much time around modern-day children you may have noticed the preoccupation many of them have with their possessions. It’s probably been around…

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Heal an Anxious Body before an Anxious Mind

An opinion piece contributed by a caring community member.  It’s tempting to try to use logic to calm our kids down when the worry monster takes over. You may try to reassure your child that…

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The Power of Failure

Contributed by musician, animator, and all around great guy, Mallon Khan. Throughout most of my youth, I suffered from anxiety and depression. My fear of failure affected my interaction with people and my capability as…

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