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Episode 45: Helping Kids Survive the Popularity Pressure-Cooker

Renee Jain
Ed Crasnick

Were you popular in school? Part of the “in” crowd? Or did you always feel like you were on the outside looking in? And what about our kids? Do you see them struggling with the same pressures of popularity made even worse in a digital age? Everyone understands the pains associated with “popularity,” whether you always felt excluded, or you were at the top of the social ladder trying to maintain a status that you didn’t fully understand. Listen in as Ed and Renee share their own emotional experiences, break down what it means to be popular, explain how working to be popular might actually be a good thing, and offer tools to help kids navigate their emotions and find a place of belonging in any social structure.

Dear Anxiety is a podcast for all ages to talk about the difficult emotions so many of us struggle with. We share research-based solutions for the greater mental wellness of your family, and we hope you’ll laugh with us along the way. Join hosts Ed Crasnick, a comedian and Emmy Award winning writer, and Renee Jain, positive psychology guru and founder of GoZen!

Does your child have a struggle they’d like to share? Submit your story to Dear Anxiety.

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