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Childhood Anxiety

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How to Talk to Kids About Violence in the News

Disturbing images from war and other events in the news can have a profound effect on children living far from the violence.

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How Parents Can Help Kids Manage Social Media

A new advisory from the Surgeon General warns that social media can pose a “profound risk of harm” to children and teens' mental health. Parents need more strategies than ever to help their children thrive.

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Mental Health Problems for Kids on the Rise with COVID Pandemic

The U.S. surgeon general recently sounded an alarm about a mental health crisis gripping the nation’s children and adolescents. Symptoms of depression and anxiety have spiked, as have emergency room visits for mental health issues.

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General Anxiety Disorder in Kids: When Worry and Fear Doesn't Go Away

Generalized anxiety disorder is a mental health problem. A child with generalized anxiety disorder has a lot of worry and fear that may be more intense than expected.

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Recognizing Emotional Problems in Teens – and When to Seek Help

Adolescence is accompanied by physical and emotional changes, a desire for independence and facing decisions about social activities. The COVID pandemic has added new challenges and heightened anxiety.

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Teen Behavior: What's Worrisome, What's Not

Does it seem as if you and your teenager live in different worlds? Many parents find it hard to interpret their teens’ behavior. Is your child just acting like a typical teen or does she or he need your help?

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Coronavirus: Advice for Parents of Teens To Get Though This Time Together

Being the parent of a teen during this remarkable time for our world is filled with unfamiliar challenges -- it's new territory. Here are expert guidelines to get through this and come out the other side.

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Tips for Parenting Young Children During COVID-19

Parenting is especially challenging in times of stress and upended routines, such as we're experiencing now with the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are tips to help those who take care of young children.

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