Anxiety in Kids and Teens
Any important adult in the life of a child or teen has a profound capacity to strengthen that young person against anxiety, not just in the moment, but forever. Here are some ways adults can help bring anxiety to small enough in the moment, move children and teens towards brave, and strengthen young brains against anxiety.
Anxiety and sleep have a complicated relationship. The part of the brain most sensitive to a lack of sleep is the amygdala (the 'anxiety' part of the brain) - but - juuuuust when brains and bodies are meant to be sliding into peaceful zzz's, anxiety shows up with party lights. Ugh. Brains won't feel calm without enough sleep, but anxiety gets in the way of 'enough sleep' - but we can fix that. Here are three ways to take the struggle out of sleep, and help kiddos and teens get plenty of peaceful pillow time - so you can too. Aaaahhh sleep. We love you, like, super love you.
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