As a culture, we are obsessed with stress. You can buy stress busters, stress exterminators, and stress eradicators. Yet one out of five children report worrying "a great deal" or "a lot” and millenials are more likely than any other age group to be told they have an anxiety disorder or depression. Stress is a part of life. New experiences, transitions, real and perceived danger, academic pressure, and unknowns can all evoke feelings of anxiety in children and youth.
We know that too much stress impacts health and shapes the brain’s developing architecture. Yet learning how to handle appropriate stress is a healthy and normal part of development. Children and teens who haven’t had practice handling stress or taking responsibility for their actions can become more anxious and risk averse. By overprotecting them, we inadvertently make them more vulnerable.
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Erin is a popular, dynamic, knowledgeable speaker and trainer. Whether keynoting professional conferences, or speaking with groups of parents or youth, Erin combines the latest research with warmth, humor and practical advice.
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