Is your teen experiencing run-of-the-mill worries, or dealing with a pattern of excessive anxiety? Learn the difference, as well as some tips to help you spot signs of anxiety in teens.
For parents of young children, watching your son or daughter exhibit potential symptoms of anxiety can feel particularly distressing. As a parent, you strive to make childhood a carefree, joyful time. But even in loving, safe, and supportive households, issues of anxiety can still come up.
While the term “anxiety disorder” may feel intimidating for parents and caregivers, it’s important to keep in mind that anxiety is actually a basic emotion. It’s normal for children and teens to experience anxiety periodically during their formative years.
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