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How to raise children who can overcome Anxiety


Youth Anxiety Psychologist Anne Marie Albano tells us that anxiety is the most common psychiatric condition affecting today's youth. Thinking back to her own personal journey with fears, stressors, and phobias, she has built a career that analyses the "why" behind childhood anxiety. Through numerous studies, she has come to understand that exposure to phobias actually helps children build coping mechanisms to not only deal with those fears in real time, but to cope with anxiety in the long run. Her work now centres about Cognitive Behavioural Exposure Therapy to help children and families grapple with anxiety and build sustained resilience. An expert in childhood anxiety, Anne Marie has been a guiding source for parents, children, and families. Watch her advice on tackling youth anxiety in her TEDMED 2020 Talk, "How to raise kids who can overcome anxiety".

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