Anxious Parents Can Learn How To Reduce Anxiety In Their Kids

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Anxious Parents Can Learn How To Reduce Anxiety In Their Kids
Wed, 05-28-2014 - 2:05pm

"Children are increasingly anxious, stressed out and overly worried. Part of that has to do with increased pressures to excel in school, sports and extracurricular activities. But part of it has a lot to do with parents.

Like other mental and physical health problems, anxiety can be inherited. And some children are more vulnerable because of the way their anxious parents "parent."

Children whose parents struggle with anxiety are 2- to 7-times more likely to develop an anxiety disorder themselves, according to Golda Ginsburg, a psychologist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who studies childhood anxiety."

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/05/26/314602190/anxious-parents-can-learn-how-to-reduce-anxiety-in-their-kids 

If you have kids, do you see anxiety in them? I see it in my son, not in my youngest [yet] though.