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Our local school are already back in session- the kids only got a 2 month break!
I received this in info this past week, and it really struck home. I just finished a ADHD seminar, and one of the instructors was talking about anxiety in teens, and how suicide has INCREASED 70% among TEENS in the last 10 years. Think about that number for a minute. It is HUGE.
It makes sense, in thinking about it, how anxiety disorders among kids are on the rise, with approximately two million American children and adolescents suffering from diagnosable anxiety disorders. Add in stress from peers and teachers,and it's easy to understand why those numbers have increased!
So, how can parents help their children ease back into the school year with less stress?
Mindfulness expert Julie Potiker – author of “Life Falls Apart, but You Don’t Have To: Mindful Methods for Staying Calm In the Midst of Chaos” – shares a simple acronym parents can share with their kids to help them create more peace and less anxiety in their back-to-school experience.