Want to Help Your Anxious Teenager? Show Them How Anxiety Actually Helps Them

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Teach your anxious teenager to think of anxiety as a personal warning system that helps them notice when things are on the wrong track.

We all wish there was less to worry about right now, but viewing our personal system as a benefit helps to understand the useful role it can play.  The New York Times reports, “Psychologists actually understand a lot about anxiety — both the mechanisms that drive it and interventions that get it under control — and what we know is quite reassuring.”  Read below for some of the common myths…and how to help your teen let go of them.

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